Articles tagged “lyft”

Lyft’s Focus Stands in Contrast to Uber’s Ambition

Lyft’s Focus Stands in Contrast to Uber’s Ambition

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

It's sometimes lost in the Uber debate that the strongest companies in the world don't try to do everything at once on a global basis. The financial case for investing in a focused and nimble operation tends to be much stronger even if the headlines aren't as sexy.

6 days ago

Uber Takes a Step Closer to IPO

Uber Takes a Step Closer to IPO

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

The pieces are falling into place as the year comes to a close with Uber reportedly filing the paperwork for an IPO, promising to make 2019 one exciting year for ridesharing services. Who will win the race to the public markets — Uber or archrival Lyft? Or will increasing volatility in stocks slam on the brakes for those plans?

6 days ago

Lyft’s Long-Awaited IPO Is Coming Soon

Lyft’s Long-Awaited IPO Is Coming Soon

Giles Turner and Elizabeth Fournier, Bloomberg

Lyft has beat Uber to the punch, filing confidentially for an initial public offering. It turns out Lyft's focus on the U.S. at the expense of explosive international growth may pay off. The company is still losing money, though, which could worry potential investors.

1 week ago

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Q&A: Lyft’s Omar Ghani on Creating Smarter Travel Policies for a Culture-First Company with TripActions

Q&A: Lyft’s Omar Ghani on Creating Smarter Travel Policies for a Culture-First Company with TripActions

TripActions + Skift

Silicon Valley and the sharing economy have helped drive a rapid reorganization of business culture and employee travel habits. Yet not all travel management solutions have kept pace with the changes. The decisions facing Lyft as it overhauled its own travel policy are a great example of the dynamic playing out in boardrooms across the globe.

2 weeks ago

Game On: Lyft and Uber Launch Loyalty Programs

Game On: Lyft and Uber Launch Loyalty Programs

Grant Martin, Skift

Ridesharing and homesharing services have been long overdue for loyalty program launches. Now, both Lyft and Uber are offering at least limited options.

4 weeks ago

VW-Backed Gett Ponders Its Strategy as Other Ridehailing Apps Pull Ahead

VW-Backed Gett Ponders Its Strategy as Other Ridehailing Apps Pull Ahead

Giles Turner, Ruth David, and Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg

Tel Aviv-based Gett aims to overtake Uber and Lyft. But some investors like Volkswagen and Vostok, a Swedish fund manager, aren't adding in more money. The lack of capital is hindering the startup's pace.

4 weeks ago

Uber Launches Rewards Program for Most Loyal Customers

Uber Launches Rewards Program for Most Loyal Customers

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Uber's launch of a loyalty program explains why Lyft appears to have rushed out a similar announcement earlier this week. Neither company is being generous with details, but at least Uber has committed to officially launching in nine cities this week.

1 month ago

Lyft Will Launch a New Loyalty Program Ahead of Sharing Rivals

Lyft Will Launch a New Loyalty Program Ahead of Sharing Rivals

Grant Martin, Skift

Details are still sketchy but as of December, Lyft has officially committed to launching a broad consumer loyalty program.

1 month ago

Uber Talks Up Its Side Hustles in March Toward an IPO

Uber Talks Up Its Side Hustles in March Toward an IPO

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

The success or failure of Uber's upcoming IPO try will hinge on the merits of its core ridesharing business. Big bets are nice to have and can turn out to have enormous impact, but investors aren't usually known for their patience and long-term thinking.

2 months ago

Uber, Airbnb and Lyft Are Setting Up 2019 as a Landmark Year in Travel IPOs

Uber, Airbnb and Lyft Are Setting Up 2019 as a Landmark Year in Travel IPOs

Dennis Schaal, Skift

In initial public offering land, it's a long time until 2019. The markets are turbulent at the moment and there are big regulatory headaches that stubbornly persist, but investors are salivating at the prospect of dropping some money into Uber and/or Airbnb. These IPO plans could be very impactful.

2 months ago

Obama’s Former Transportation Secretary Will Head Policy at Lyft

Obama’s Former Transportation Secretary Will Head Policy at Lyft

Eric Newcomer, Bloomberg

Heavy-hitters from the Obama Administration have flocked to rising travel companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Lyft as they attempt to navigate the complex web of Washington politics and play ball with regulators.

2 months ago

Uber Continues to Burn Through Cash in Search for Sustainable Business Model

Uber Continues to Burn Through Cash in Search for Sustainable Business Model

Shira Ovide, Bloomberg

Successful companies turn a profit, and Uber has yet to prove it can do so. Realistically, the company has serious work to do before it can go public. This should concern investors and users alike.

4 months ago