Daimler will take minority shareholding in the company. Following the investment, carpooling.com’s main shareholders will continue to be the three founders Michael Reinicke, Stefan Weber and Matthias Siedler, as well as venture capital firm Earlybird.
The company intends to use the capital for development and expansion of its mobility solutions. The goal of the partnership is to further expand carpooling.com’s platforms and integrate the offerings within Daimler’s mobility solutions.
Carpooling.com allows drivers to offer available seats and passengers to book a ride. The service can be accessed from a computer, a mobile phone (iPhone, Android) or a social network (Facebook). The company also offers solutions for enterprises, communities and commuters.
Today the site is available in seven languages and localized in nine countries: Germany, France, Poland, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Greece.
The company is currently hiring (http://www.carpooling.com/company/jobs/).