By its very meaning, disruption is a disarrangement. Hard to think of it as being ‘constructive’. But Blacklane’s co-founder & CEO Jens Wohltorf tells Raini Hamdi otherwise. Plus, he isn’t worried about autonomous cars disrupting Blacklane
In this week’s The Matchmaker Is In, Wohltorf sat down with PYMNTS’ Karen Webster to talk about how Blacklane is bringing limo services and business travelers together around the world.
Blacklane for Travel Agents lets agents reserve one-way and hourly professional rides in less than a minute for travellers in more than 250 cities and 50 countries.
Today, Blacklane, a Berlin-based business that offers limousines and other high-end cars for airport and other medium-length journeys, is announcing that it has raised a significant round of funding, between $40 million and $45 million according to sources, to move into concierge services and expand its services globally.
Wasted airport time is an accepted part of business trips. Travellers often plan to arrive at least two hours before departure, if not three, before international departures. When arriving internationally, they budget time for customs and immigration processes. Connecting flights also require buffer time, especially when they incur security queues.
But what if corporate travel managers could save travellers tens of thousands of airport hours per year?