A5 webmaster network (www.admin5.com) on September 23rd news, on Thursday (September 17) drops quickly announced a strategic cooperation with the United States to achieve a taxi application Lyft, and backward strategic investment of $100 million. This is followed by the application of Grabtaxi investment in Southeast Asia taxi, Didi fast second overseas travel service company.
Lyft was founded in 2012, is headquartered in San Francisco, and Uber to carry out a different extension of globalization, Lyft focus on the U.S. market, the business now has 65 cities across the United states.
according to the introduction, in this cooperation, drops fast and Lyft will open up cross-border operations platform; both users travel in between the United States and China, will be able to use the local partners to provide real-time travel service conveniently through the existing mobile phone APP. Didi said that this roaming service plan will gradually cover navigation, payment, communications and other background functions. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of international trade statistics, in 2014 China and the United States passenger traffic reached 7 million 800 thousand passengers, and more than 10% the rate of rapid growth.
in addition to investment, will also drops with Lyft for business cooperation, such as the United States Lyft users to Chinese can use the bit service, future can even speak English with directional owner or driver service; otherwise the user drops to the United States can receive the same service by Lyft. In addition there will be innovative synergies.
last month, the largest investment just drops fast taxi application Grabtaxi "drops of Southeast Asia, willing to put their data on the algorithm and the accumulation of diversified business operations experience and they share, to enhance the understanding of the Southeast Asian Chinese market will also help Grabtaxi drops fast." The first station was regarded as the Southeast Asian market drops as an international sailing trip.
according to foreign media reports, in the U.S. market, due to the service provided by Uber and Lyft is not much difference, so the competition between the two is also very intense. Lyft drops investment, is also considered another way to compete with Uber. Previously, Cheng Wei said in public, after the merger of the fast drops, Uber had to find them to negotiate, or accept Uber investment 40%, or be defeated by Uber. And after the rapid merger of drops, and Uber competition on one after another, never stop.
analysts believe that strengthening the overseas layout drops fast, can be extended to the foreign battlefield, Uber fire in the backyard, prevent Uber to attack the Chinese, but more important is to increase the internationalization concept, enhance the valuation, best can get $25 billion valuation. It can not only avoid the problems often occur before The climate does not suit one. internationalization, but also lets users around the community, investors and drops and local partners to get win-win situation, finally together to create a healthy and sustainable ecosystem diversity.