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Volkswagen Snub Hampers Gett’s Money Raising Campaign

Volkswagen AG is looking to develop its ride-sharing division, Bloomberg recently reported.

Hagar Ravet 18:2019.10.17

Israeli taxi-hailing company Gett Inc is having difficulties raising new funds as strategic partner Volkswagen AG is looking to develop its ride-sharing division, according to a recent report from Bloomberg.

 

 

Volkswagen invested $300 million in Gett in May 2016, and the two companies have announced a strategic partnership.

 

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According to Bloomberg, Gett is seeking a $500 million investment round, valuing the app between $2 billion and $3 billion. But as new investors are hesitating to back the company without a commitment from Volkswagen, Gett is now considering splitting the round into two phases, allowing the German manufacturer to invest at a later date.

 

Volkswagen launched mobility service Moia last year, in cooperation with Gett. The new brand was expected to generate revenue of “a couple of billion” of euros in a few years, according to the company statement at the time.

 

Founded in 2010, Gett has since raised $640 million, and the company is operating taxis in over 60 cities around the world, including London, Moscow, and New York. In May 2017 Gett bought Israeli Rival Juno for $200 million.

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