Ground transportation is slowly returning after the COVID-19 pandemic. “We saw this as an opportunity to innovate,” says Sascha Meskendahl, chief revenue officer for Blacklane, a global chauffeur services. “We made a new product of this which we call Blacklane City-to-City, to offer chauffeur service for medium and long distances as an alternative to trains and flights, because people don’t want to be in crowded train stations or airports or on crowded bus transportation.”
DiMartino Booth said she is scheduling as many rides as possible and checking out other alternatives in cities where there are additional options. One company on her list: Blacklane, which responded to a Twitter post about her recent struggles with Lyft.
A Q&A with one of Blacklane’s app developers about the expansion from scheduled transfers to chauffeur hailing.
Jens Wohltorf, CEO and co-founder of Blacklane, joins Cheddar to discuss the company’s plans to expand its EV options and its recent $26 million funding.
Company is investing in new services as it eyes an IPO in 2023