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flinc

Early Stage Startup





Tagline

Turning empty seats into a transportation network

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Elevator Pitch

flinc is a leading mobile application that takes advantage of the unrealised potential of ridesharing in a regional travel and commute setting. flinc connects travellers and commuters by providing a mobile application that matches empty car seats and travel needs of potential passengers. flinc is Germany’s only ridesharing platform specifically targeting the regional transportation market for distances between 5 km and 100 km, providing door-to-door mobility from anywhere to anyplace with the convenience of a taxi service.

flinc co-operates with public transport authorities to bridge the gap between public and private transport, i.e. by optimising demand response transport (Bedarfsverkehr).

The flinc technology will be an enabler to optimise the efficiency of shared self-driving cars by increasing occupancy rates while minimizing detour.

Product

flinc's unique and proprietary technology allows for dynamic, ad-hoc ridesharing as well as partial ridesharing thereby significantly expanding the number of potential ride opportunities. It combines GPS and location-based capabilities with social networking to offer a dynamic, safe and automated service that gets you from A to B.

B2C: flinc is accessible via www.flinc.org. The flinc app can be downloaded for free from Apples appstore or from Google play. flinc is integrated in mobile navigation apps from NAVIGON (Garmin).

B2B: flinc's mobility solution for companies turns co-workers into co-travellers, thus reducing costs, carbon emissions and stress while increasing employee communication (www.flinc.org/corporate).



Why we are ecofriendly

Our world is becoming more highly urbanized, more densely populated and socially connected by Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as never before in its history. But our world is increasingly constrained in terms of consumption of fossil fuels and the automobile will change not only with respect to its energy and functional characteristics, but will need to find a new place in our lifestyles.

To minimise the global carbon footprint of car-based transportation we need less cars on the street and more users per car. With the help of ubiquitous ride sharing even on short and spontaneous rides the number of users per ride can be optimised.

Latest News

Series A Funding from GM Ventures and Deutsche Bahn - 07/2015
Integration of public transport schedules in flinc - 01/2016
Live tracking of driver - 02/2016

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Version History

2016-04-06 12:56:07 - changed investors to 'Series A: GM Ventures, Deutsche Bahn Seed: ISB Rheinland Pfalz, KfW, Écomobilite Ventures and private investors'

2016-04-05 17:24:37 - changed employees to '>20 highly skilled developers and mobility experts'

2016-04-05 17:24:10 - changed fundraising to 'Co-Investors for Series B welcome'

2016-04-05 17:23:35 - changed capitalraised to 'EUR 8 million'

2016-04-05 17:23:19 - changed employees to '>20 highly skilled developers and mobility experts.'



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Fundraising

Co-Investors for Series B welcome

Capital Raised

EUR 8 million


Employees

>20 highly skilled developers and mobility experts

Investors

Series A: GM Ventures, Deutsche Bahn
Seed: ISB Rheinland Pfalz, KfW, Écomobilite Ventures and private investors

Customers

> 300k individual users (B2C)
> 35 Corporate Customers (B2B): ABB, Bosch, Deutsche Bahn, Hugo Boss, Opel, Procter&Gamble, Marc O'Polo, Swiss Post, Vaude,...

Partners: Deutsche Bahn, Garmin/Navigon

Enviromental Impact

Carbon footprint per person is reduced by 50% if car occupancy is doubled from 1 to 2 persons.

Economic Impact

A reduction of cars on the road by increasing occupancy leads to less traffic congestion, thus potentially saving billions of dollars in congestion costs.

Social Impact

In contrast to ride selling services like Uber, flinc drivers share rides that they would undertake anyway. Employees get to know each other across departments by sharing their commute, and neighbors interact by sharing rides.

Awards

Winner "Weconomy" 2010
Winner European Satellite Nav Competition 2010
Winner "Pioniergeist" 2011
Winner "Urban Solutions Pitch" (Bitkom) 2012
Award "Menschen und Erfolge" - German Ministry for Traffic 2012
Winner "Vision Awards_12"
Finalist "Code_N" @Cebit 2013
Winner Greentec Award 2013
Named "Transportation System of the Year" at Energy Awards 2013
Winner of "Ideas Contest for Climate Change" Frankfurt, 2016


Country of Origin

Germany

Founded

2010

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Team

Klaus Dibbern - CEO

Michael Huebl - co-founder and head of product
Benjamin Kirschner - co-founder and head of business development

Contact Person

Dr.-Ing. Klaus Dibbern

Headquarter

Darmstadt, Germany

Tags

flinc, mobility, dynamic ridesharing, demand response transport, autonomous cars, corporate mobility solution