By Gathering Driver Apps & Services On One Platform Bliq Nets Funding Of $13.5 M
To save the drivers from juggling between multiple apps, the Berlin based startup Bliq has secured funding of $13.5 million.
Bringing all the ride hailing apps on one platform to facilitate the drivers in saving their time. The dynamic Bliq has reached its Series A stage in a round led by NEA alongside Speedinvest. Although the existing investors included were Proeza Ventures, Revel Venture Partners and Andreas Kupke.
Founded in 2019 by Julian Glaab, Johannes Riedel and Torgen Hauschild the app aggregates jobs from Uber, FreeNow, Bolt and others in one interface. Therefore, giving drivers easy access to more work without having to switch between apps. This service also enables the drivers to receive and accept offers corresponding to their preferences. So that drivers can concentrate on driving safely and responsibly. As Bliq Co-founder and CEO Julian Glaab said
-“Our ever-expanding automation engine enables drivers to quickly accept the offers that match their preferences and focus on driving safely and responsibly.” –
Julian also talking about Bliq being the first ever “tool for the on-demand economy” stated
-“We’re building the first ever work tool for the on-demand economy that’s designed to support the way how drivers actually work. With Bliq, drivers can conveniently offer their time to multiple on-demand consumer brands at the same time. The opportunity here is massive: millions of independent workers conduct rides and deliveries worth hundreds of billions each year.”-
Bliq is quite interesting as it can compare the available jobs side-by-side and accept those that interest them most. It also shows drivers trending locations through surge maps. That utilize extensive real-time data primarily based on driver activity. Thus helping them to get more rides by being in the right place at the right time.
The service right now counts some 13,000 registered drivers across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Romania and Portugal. The drivers registered with the app have completed over 50,000 trips accepted via the app. Besides this, the company has conducted early user research and successful field tests in six African countries.