A Thursday roundup of today's funding news, presented with a pink mustache.
Ride-sharing startup Lyft has closed a $60 million funding round led by venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, the company announced on its blog. It also confirmed raising $15M in October of 2012.
Uber founder Travis Kalanick declared his intention to roll out ride-sharing on the existing platform, posing a direct threat to companies like Lyft and SideCar that operate on a community ride-sharing model.
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In a push to grow beyond its San Francisco roots, ride sharing service SideCar has purchased Austin, Texas-based competitor Heyride.
Not to be outdone by its competition, Uber has reached an agreement with the California authorities.
A roundup of funding news with a cute and cuddly puppy at the top.
Popular ride-sharing startup Lyft got a green light today to continue operating while the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) re-examines its policies.
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Uber released its cabs service to all of San Francisco today, after testing the ride-sharing program for a number of months. The release comes soon after lawmakers targeted Uber and its competitors for having unsafe services.
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Lyft, the mobile app that lets you order a moustache-adorned car in minutes, is expanding its service to new cities, including Seattle and Los Angeles.
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In the face of hefty citations, Lyft, the mobile app that lets you order a moustache-adorned car to pick you up in a matter of minutes, is rallying the San Francisco's tech scene to speak up in its defense.
Ridesharing app Sidecar raises $10 million amidst regulatory battles.