Via is a transportation network and real-time ridesharing company which provides a platform that dynamically matches passengers with available seats, instead of entire vehicles, creating a virtual bus service.

Via's TransitTech platform powers cost-effective, convenient, and equitable mobility across the globe.

Via was founded in Israeli in 2012 by Daniel Ramot and Oren Shoval. The company is headquartered in New York City and Israel. Via operates New York, Chicago, and Washington DC, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Milton Keynes through ViaVan.

 

Via’s ride-sharing app and service tap AI to combine multiple passengers or packages headed in the same direction in real time, ostensibly reducing urban congestion and emissions while providing a lower-cost mobility service.

 

Via offers a ViaPass in multiple cities where it operates. ViaPasses are periodic subscriptions that allow participating customers to ride several times per day on a weekly or monthly basis.

 

Via's software platform is used by more than 500 partners, including Los Angeles Metro. Jersey City and Miami in the United States as well as Arriva Bus UK, a Deutsche Bahn company that uses it for a first and last-mile service connecting commuters to a high-speed train station in Kent, U.K.

 

Via is backed by Daimler, Mercedes Benz, EXOR, Janus Henderson, Pitango, BlackRock, 83North, ION Crossover Partners, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Hearst Ventures, and others. The company raised $130M in Series F round on Nov 30, 2021. This brings Via's total funding to $717.1M to date. The latest round pushed the company's valuation to $3.3B, up from their previous $2.25B gained after Series E raised in Mar 2021.

 

 

  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $717.1M over 7 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series F)
  • Yearly Revenue: $200M-$300M (2020)
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $3.3B as of Nov 30, 2021
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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