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Lyft, Inc.
Company typePublic
IndustryVehicle for hire
FoundedJune 9, 2012; 11 years ago (2012-06-09) (as Zimride)
FoundersLogan Green
John Zimmer
Area served
United States, Canada
Key people
Logan Green, CEO
John Zimmer, President
Brian Roberts, CFO
Revenue700,000,000 United States dollar Edit this on Wikidata
OwnerRakuten (11%)
Number of employees
5,683 (2020)

Lyft is a taxi service which is publicly traded and based in San Francisco, California, USA. Lyft allows users to find, through a website or mobile app, drivers who are partnering with the service and are ready to give them a ride for a reasonable fee. Lyft's motto is “your friend with a car”.[1] According to the company, their service allows its clients to travel by Lyft at a cost 30% lower than using traditional taxis.

The service operates in 644 cities in the United States and 12 cities in Canada.[2]

Lyft started in the summer of 2012.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lyft Hits The East Coast With A Launch In Boston, Its First Big Post-Funding Expansion City". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-01-25.[permanent dead link]
  2. "Take a ride with Lyft in your city | Cities | Lyft". 2019-11-19. Archived from the original on 2019-11-19. Retrieved 2021-01-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)