French car-sharing unicorn BlaBlaCar has made two announcements today. Firstly the company has raised $115M (approx €95.75M) in a fresh round of funding. And secondly, it has announced the acquisition of Ukraine-based mobility company Octobus – as part of its plan to foster the digitalisation of bus operators outside of Europe.
Investors in this round
The round saw participation from existing investor VNV Global. And, new investors including; Otiva J/F AB – an investment company created by Jonas Nordlander and Filip Engelbert; founders of Avito (acquired by Naspers for $4B); FMZ Ventures – a new growth fund dedicated to Experience Economy and marketplace ecosystems created by Michael Zeisser, former Chairman Investments at Alibaba Group who served on the boards of both Lyft and Tripadvisor.