It’s every diehard baseball fan’s dream to throw the first pitch for their favorite MLB team, and we want to make that dream come true.
When Fresno resident Brittney first met her husband eleven years ago, she recognized their shared vision almost instantly. “I’ve always wanted to help the hungry, and Tom’s always had a passion for growing and giving food,” Brittney recalls. Since then, they’ve locked in on that dream—starting an operation that grows and donates food to those in need—and have been laser-focused on turning it into a reality.
This Internet Week, we’ll be hearing stories from corporate professionals and startup trailblazers alike as they celebrate the impact of technology on business. But don’t fret if you can’t hop a plane to New York’s conference—your daily dose of inspiration just might be sitting in the car next to you.
In March, we announced a $530 million Series E investment led by Rakuten. Today, we’re thrilled to share that we have raised an additional $150 million, led by an investment of $100 million from Carl Icahn, one of the most successful investors in history.
Since Lyft’s launch in 2012, we’ve talked with elected officials, regulators, and community leaders across the country about what it means for cities when they become easier and more affordable to get around. Now, we’re excited to continue that conversation in Washington, D.C. as part of the newly-formed Congressional Sharing Economy Caucus.
Today, Governor Mary Fallin signed legislation authorizing peer-to-peer transportation in the Sooner State. Oklahoma now joins Arizona, Maryland, Colorado, Georgia, Virginia, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Utah and states across the country that have embraced the benefits ridesharing brings to their communities.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce a national partnership with Verizon Wireless. This alliance was built with drivers and passengers in mind. With Verizon’s support, we will offer more valuable perks to drivers while continuing to grow the number of passengers who rely on Lyft for their everyday rides.
This Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating badass moms everywhere with our first-ever Boss Mom Awards. From breaking glass ceilings to mending our skinned knees, moms are our everyday heroes. We want to hear about the heroic moms in your lives, and reward one lucky mom with rad prizes and the title of Ultimate Boss Mom.
Ashley is a Lyft driver and an educator at Access SFUSD: The Arc, a transition program for young adults with disabilities. Taking field trips across town can be a challenge, so she collaborated with Lyft to make it easier for her class to experience the natural sciences at Crissy Field Center and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.
Big things happened in April. We had you thinking pink on April Fool’s Day, going for the gold on Opening Day, and turning GloZell Green for Earth Day. The NCAA Championship Game had you holding your breath — just as much as the premiere of the new Game of Thrones. You were groovin’ at Coachella and getting nerdy on Tax Day. And you tweeted through it all. Here are your happiest moments, as told through your tweets:
Ready to take advantage of the warm weather, San Francisco? We’ve got you covered.
With more than 100 Lyft HotSpots around SF, it can be hard to figure out which ones are best for soaking up some sun. Luckily, we did the work for you and found the best HotSpot-adjacent parks and outdoor landmarks, so you can get a $5 Lyft Line ride from the park to anywhere east of Stanyan St. and north of Cesar Chavez St.
Meet Mapenzi: a registered nurse, Portland dweller, and one of Portland’s founding Lyft drivers. Born and raised in Zambia, he moved to the U.S. in 2007 for school, got his associate’s in business, then shifted careers to work in medicine. Today, Mapenzi is a registered nurse in pediatrics in Portland, where he’s been for eight years.
If you’re game for an unusual hobby, the people of Portland can teach you a thing or two. Case in point: Meet Veronica, a Lyft driver and hard-hitting roller derby girl. Veronica skates for the Break Neck Betties, one of the best — and most competitive — derby teams in Portland.
As we continue to deliver on a new year, new Lyft, we’re thrilled to announce two new vice presidents who are joining us for the ride – VP of Brand Marketing, Lisel Welden; and VP of Communications, Brandon McCormick.