Blacklane, a Berlin, Germany-based global professional driver service, raised a two-digit million euro Series C round.
The round was led by Daimler AG, through subsidiary Daimler Mobility Services GmbH, with participation from existing investors RI Digital Ventures, b-to-v and Alstin.
The company intends to use the money to accelerate global expansion, especially in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions, adding dozens of new cities this year, continue to enhance passenger and driver apps, its API, and portals for corporations and driver partners, integrate with more distribution partners in the travel industry, develop additional services, including new vehicle classes, grow the team at its Berlin headquarters and beyond to manage its global operation.
Led by Jens Wohltorf, CEO, Blacklane connects passengers with the spare capacities of licensed, regulated and insured professional drivers. Corporate and individual customers can book and schedule rides in over 200 cities and 400 airports in 50 countries around the world.
The company, which guarantees low fixed rates at the time of the booking, combines multi-lingual 24/7 customer care with real-time service control for tens of thousands of quality cars.