Parents with young children have all endured the dreaded airport trips with carseats in tow. Handling your suitcases and carseats seem just about feasible, until you’re faced with chasing a 2 year old around the security lines. Addressing this pain point is Volvo, with their inflatable concept portable carseat – something only a well-branded (and well-insured) company known for its automotive safety, would dare bring to market.
Carpooling.com – Today the site is available in 7 languages and localized in 9 countries: Germany, France, Poland, Italy, the UK, Spain, Austria, Switzerland and Greece.
Originally founded by 3 German MBA students, the team is now comprised of 45 people who speak 12 different languages. They have very different backgrounds and yet they all share the same goal: to offer a new, sustainable transport alternative to all.
With 1 billion cars in the world, carpooling.com believes that everyone should have access to affordable transport. See why everyone should start carpooling on the carpooling Infographic.
Cabulous, a San Francisco-based taxi dispatch technology startup, tells TechCrunch it has raised $8 million in new funding to scale out its service to fleets of cabs worldwide.
http://lyft.me/ (from http://www.zimride.com/) $7.5MM
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