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The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch

The investors and founders of Yellow, 99 Taxis, and Didi will talk about the new mobility race at Startup Battlefield Latin America – TechCrunch In the nine months since Didi acquired the Brazilian ride hailing startup 99 in a deal that valued the company at a reported $1 billion, the …

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China’s Didi Chuxing launches taxi-hailing service in Japan – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing launches taxi-hailing service in Japan – TechCrunch China’s Didi Chuxing is fighting fires at home around passenger safety, but overseas the ride-hailing giant has moved into another new market after its taxi-booking service began operations in Japan. The service has gone live in Osaka, the city of nearly …

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Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch

Latin America is the next stage in the race for dominance in the ride-hailing market – TechCrunch Nathan Lustig Contributor Nathan Lustig is an entrepreneur and managing partner at Magma Partners, a seed-stage investment fund in Santiago, Chile. More posts by this contributor Latin America’s Groupon Mafia A new era …

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India’s Uber rival Ola is headed Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK – TechCrunch

India’s Uber rival Ola is headed Europe with ride-hailing launch in the UK – TechCrunch The UK is getting another alternative to Uber after India-based ride-hailing company Ola announced plans to expand to the country, which becomes its first market in Europe. Ola was founded in 2010 and it covers …

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China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business – TechCrunch

China’s Didi pumps $1B into its rebranded driver services business – TechCrunch Didi Chuxing is going pedal to the metal for its automobile services business after it announced it will invest $1 billion into the division, which is also getting a rebrand. The Chinese ride-hailing firm had been tipped to spin out …

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China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing is close to launching a taxi-booking service in Japan – TechCrunch Days after raising $500 million via a strategic investment from travel giant Booking Holdings, Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has continued its international push with the launch of a local business in Japan. Its new Japan-based unit …

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China’s Didi Chuxing continues its international expansion with Australia launch – TechCrunch

China’s Didi Chuxing continues its international expansion with Australia launch – TechCrunch Didi Chuxing, China’s dominant ride-hailing company, is continuing its international expansion after it announced plans to launch in Australia this month. The company — which bought Uber’s China business in 2016 — said it will begin serving customers …

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Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation – TechCrunch

Uber’s European rival Taxify raises $175M led by Daimler at a $1B valuation – TechCrunch There’s a new unicorn in the global ride-hailing space after Taxify, a startup born in Estonia that does battle with Uber across Europe and Africa, closed $175 million in new funding that takes it valuation …

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Global tech firms and investors are reshaping Latin America’s startup environment

Latin America is emerging as the new battleground for the global tech giants, and some of Silicon Valley and Asia’s biggest investors—from Sequoia Capital to SoftBank—are taking notice. International investment in Latin American startups has more than doubled since 2013, with 25 new investors entering the region in 2017 alone, …

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