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Websitelyft.com
Blogblog.lyft.com
Twitter@lyft
CategorySoftware
Employees180
Founded2007
DescriptionYour friend with a car™

Offices

Lyft HQ
548 Market St.
San Francisco, CA, 94104
USA

People

Co-Founder and President
Co-Founder and CEO
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Technology Officer
VP of Government Relations
Board Member
Advisor
General Manager, Seattle
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Lyft

Your friend with a car™

Lyft is a friendly, safe, affordable transportation option. Download the app for iPhone or Android and request a ride with the tap of a button; a friendly driver will arrive in minutes to take you where you need to go. Lyft community drivers are background-checked and interviewed to offer the best ride experience in the city! Lyft is currently available in more than 20 cities across the country; to see the list of Lyft’s markets, please visit www.lyft.com/cities.

Recent Milestones

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    Lyft received $250M in Series D funding. (4/2/14)
    Posted 3/9/14 at 7:23pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Lyft — On-Demand Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Raising Another Big Round Of Funding (2/16/14)
    Posted 2/16/14 at 9:27pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Lyft added David Estrada as VP of Government Relations. (1/1/14)
    Posted 1/23/14 at 10:21am
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    Lyft added Laura Chuck as Senior HR Business Partner. (11/1/13)
    Posted 3/31/14 at 3:11pm
  • Dollar
    Lyft received $60M in Series C funding. (5/23/13)
    Posted 5/23/13 at 9:09am via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Lyft received $15M in Series B funding. (1/30/13)
    Posted 1/30/13 at 7:04pm via techcrunch.com
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    Lyft added Tamas Kalman as Senior Software Engineer. (11/1/11)
    Posted 1/26/12 at 4:28pm
  • Dollar
    Lyft received $6M in Series A funding. (9/21/11)
    Posted 9/21/11 at 7:40pm via techcrunch.com
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    Lyft — Lyft Sued For Violating California Privacy Law by Wendy Davis, Feb 12, 2014, 4:17 PM (7/1/11)
    Posted 7/3/11 at 6:15pm via mediapost.com
  • Dollar
    Lyft received $1.2M in Seed funding. (8/23/10)
    Posted 8/23/10 at 1:19pm via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    Lyft received $300k in Seed funding. (6/1/09)
    Posted 12/5/09 at 11:25pm via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Lyft added Jeremy Phillips as Product and Partnership Evangelist. (10/1/07)
    Posted 9/17/12 at 1:47pm
  • Check
    Lyft added Matt Van Horn as Co-Founder. (1/1/07)
    Posted 9/9/08 at 8:56pm
  • Check
    Lyft added Boris Korsunsky as Chief Technology Officer.
    Posted 8/20/13 at 5:34pm
  • Check
    Lyft added Travis VanderZanden as Chief Operating Officer.
    Posted 8/20/13 at 5:34pm
  • Check
    Lyft added Simon Rothman as Advisor.
    Posted 7/25/13 at 4:23pm

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Lyft Community

Added: 9/9/13
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Lyft Love in Los Angeles

Added: 9/9/13

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Lyft’s Founders on Transforming Public Transit Through Ridesharing at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013

Added: 9/9/13

Screenshots

Lyft screenshot
Above: Lyft - Home screen
Uploaded: 5/28/13
Lyft screenshot
Above: Lyft for Android
Uploaded: 5/29/13

Products

Lyft

Websitelyft.me
Blogblog.lyft.me
Tags ridesharing, on-demand, collaborative-consumption, sharing-economy, zimride, rides, carpooling, carpool

Lyft is a friendly, safe, and affordable transportation option. Just tap a button and in minutes you’ll be riding in the front seat with a new friend. Our Lyft community drivers have been background checked and personality screened to offer the best ride experience in the city! Lyft is currently available in San Francisco, LA, Seattle and Chicago.

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Lyft

Sources

  1. techcrunch.com [edit]
  2. techcrunch.com [edit]
  3. Ride-Sharing Platform Zimride Raises $6 Million Series A (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Ahead Of Expansion, Lyft Parent Zimride Closed $15M In New Funding From Founders Fund And Existing Investors (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Lyft Lifts $60 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Gives 30,000 Rides A Week A Year After Launch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Lyft Raises $250 Million From Coatue, Alibaba, And Third Point To Expand Internationally (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Lyft Sued For CA Privacey Violations (mediapost.com) [edit]
    On-Demand Ride-Sharing Startup Lyft Is Raising Another Big Round Of Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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