Nicolas is co-founder & COO of BlaBlaCar, the world's leading ridesharing community that connects drivers with empty seats and people traveling the same way, so they can share their cost. He leads the company’s global operations and marketing. He also drives BlaBlaCar's corporate development and successfully led the company's various rounds of financing and acquisitions. Naturally pragmatic, he uses fast iteration to uncover high-growth opportunities. Nicolas is a strong advocate of autonomous local teams and acqui-hire, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint to a global scale. Today, with more than 20 million members worldwide and several millions people transported per month, BlaBlaCar is making road travel social, money-saving and more sustainable.
Nicolas started his career working for start-ups in Silicon Valley during the 2000 boom, moved on to executive and investor roles, and finally worked as a Venture Capitalist in London, before leading BlaBlaCar’s global expansion. He is also an active angel investor.
Nicolas holds an MBA from INSEAD, an MSc in Optics from the Ecole Superieure d’Optique and an MSc in Applied Physics from Paris XI University.
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Past Event Appearances (12)
- Nicolas Brusson - Co-Founder & COO, BlaBlaCar - NOAH13
- Nicolas Brusson on The Pulse on Bloomberg TV - September 2015
- Slush 2013 - Nicolas Brusson, BlaBlaCar | Blue Stage #slush13
- Jelle Drijver talking to BlaBlaCar Co-Founder Nicolas Brusson at The Next Web
- Nicolas Brusson from BlaBlaCar speaking at Digital Action Day in Brussels - September 2014
- 3 growth-tips for entrepreneurs from Nicolas Brusson, co-founder of Blablacar
- Nicolas Brusson & Frederic Mazzella - BlaBlaCar - LeWeb London 2013
- MétaMedia : Interview Nicolas Brusson (BlaBlaCar) @ LeWeb14