Blacklane, a Berlin, Germany-based a platform for travelers to book chauffeur services, raised a Series D round of funding.
The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
Backers included new investor Alfahim and existing investors Daimler AG, through subsidiary Daimler Mobility Services, and btov Partners.
The company intends to use the funds to expand into new cities, extend its global airport concierge services and grow its product innovation efforts.
Led by Mr. Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder, Blacklane is a global professional driver service available in more than 50 countries, 250 cities and 500 airports around the world. The company leverages tech systems and a multi-lingual 24/7 customer service team who coordinate tens of thousands of cars in real time. People can schedule rides on the website or mobile apps or via distribution and channel partners.
All drivers are commercially licensed and insured.
For the future, product improvements will include continuous innovation of its booking and management channels as well as further integrations with new travel companies. Current partners include Amadeus, Asia Miles, Expedia, Finnair, Hertz, Miles & More, and SAUDIA. In addition, this year, Blacklane will reach more than 300 cities, with major growth across the Middle East and Africa.
It will also launch Blacklane Premium Airport Services & Solutions (Blacklane PASS) worldwide.