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Uber Makes IPO Case That It’s About the Platform, Not the Losses

Uber Technologies Inc., the current era’s archetypal startup, moved toward becoming a public company Thursday, revealing that it racked up a $3 billion operating loss last year and hoping potential investors will look beyond that. Less than two years after being tapped to take Uber to its initial public offering destination, Chief Executive Officer Dara […]

Lyft Stock Starts Trading on Nasdaq

Rideshare giant Lyft began trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market today, raising $2.3 billion in its initial public offering. Lyft sold 32.5 million shares at $72 per share. The stock is trading under the ticker "LYFT." As of 12:15 p.m. Eastern Time, the stock was trading at $84.25 per share, up 17% from the […]

Will Ride-Hailing Replace Personally-Owned Cars? Execs Weigh In

LAS VEGAS —  The disruptive impact that ride-hailing companies are having on auto finance is evident with the success of Uber and Lyft. While both companies are not profitable, Uber 's revenue surged 43% to $11.3 billion in 2018 and Lyft's revenue doubled to $2.2 billion. However, the question confronting auto finance is whether ride-hailing […]

Lyft’s Losses, Dependence on Autonomous Overshadow IPO Filing

Rideshare giant Lyft filed its IPO prospectus on Friday. The company’s net losses and heavy reliance on autonomous vehicles is likely the biggest concern for investors, said Brian Allan, senior director of strategic partnerships at HyreCar. Lyft's net loss climbed to $911.3 million in 2018 from $688.3 million a year earlier, according to the filing. Lyft […]

HyreCar Scouts Insurance Options Amid Profit Growth

HyreCar is leveraging its 2018 growth to either reprice or onboard a new insurance provider this year, Chief Executive Joe Furnari, told Auto Finance News. The startup's growth in earnings, operations, and geographic expansion allows more room for negotiations as its insurance renewal date approaches in early April. “We’re coming up on that renewal date,” […]

HyreCar Seeks More Dealer Partners Amid Inventory Imbalance

HyreCar, which announced earlier this month that it was expanding its service nationally, is facing a car inventory shortage, Chief Executive Joe Furnari told Auto Finance News. The car-share company added 32,000 drivers to its platform last month. Furnari said. However, he said, HyreCar has only about 720 cars available. There’s a “tremendous imbalance of drivers […]

Uber and Lyft IPO Likely to Boost Subscription Services

With ridesharing giants Uber and Lyft establishing details of their plans for public offerings, companies that offer subscription services will likely see a boost, Mike Furnari, chief business development officer for HyreCar, told Auto Finance News. With Uber valued at $120 billion in an IPO, the ridesharing company is more prominent than some major OEMs, […]

HyreCar Executive to Present Innovation Trends at Auto Finance Summit 2018

Mike Furnari, chief business development officer of HyreCar, will give a presentation at the Auto Finance Summit on the impact of ridesharing and autonomous vehicles in the lending space. The session will take place in the Innovation Track on the second day of the summit — Thursday, October 25 at 4 p.m. at The Wynn, Las […]
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