PARIS, October 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- During the last three years, Allocab has been one of the transportation partners of the SNCF through its IDCab offer, and has transported more than 150,000 passengers in 16 cities in France.
- Allocab has an in-house innovating technologic platform and ready-to-use on all self-booking tools.
- Allocab will be able to accelerate its expansion to 100 cities in France before mid 2017, and in 10 European capitals before the end of 2017.
Today, the SNCF group has invested €3m in the company Allocab. This amount, of which one part has been invested through the SNCF Digital Ventures fund managed by Hi Inov, has for main objective to allow Allocab to accelerate and consolidate its geographic expansion, being already the 1st chauffeur network in France.
The funds will in part permit the expansion of revolutionary offers such as better attractiveness of the platform for drivers during rush hours (surge ranking) as well as the chauffeur sharing on rides reserved in advance (passenger matching).
After having been the first company to deploy a dedicated offer to corporate accounts, Allocab has just opened its platform to taxis that hold a "VTC" or "LOTI" transportation licence. This will allow a broader number of drivers to have access to our clientele, while always increasing the quality of our service for our passengers.
Yanis Kiansky, president of Allocab : "I am very pleased to announce today that the operation has been made with the SNCF, with which we have had trusting relationships for the past few years. This new step in the development of Allocab will allow us to enrich our offer for companies as well as for individuals, accelerate our expansion, reinforce our position of leading chauffeur network in France and become the first French market actor to expand outside our borders."
The start-up has been followed by the Aedelred company and the law firm Wize Avocats.
About Allocab : started in 2011 by Yanis Kiansky and Thomas Tiercelin, Allocab has become the largest national network of chauffeured cars in France with a market coverage of more than 40 big cities and 20,000 towns.
With 250,000 users and 3,000 drivers by the end of 2016, Allocab targets 6,000 drivers and 500,000 users by the end of 2017.