American Startup “Uber” enters the Russian market

American Startup “Uber” enters the Russian marketAmerican service on taxi order “Uber” enters the Russian market. The company launches in Moscow its services on ordering personal drivers of representative class automobiles.

According to the publication “Kommersant” with the reference to its resources, in Moscow “Uber”, as in other cities of its existence, will cooperate with transport companies, possessing Mercedes S-class of black color: hundreds of such cars will be next year. Herewith Moscow is not the only one Russian city, where the “Uber” is getting ready to launch its service: the company will strive entering next year on markets of Saint-Petersburg and Novosibirsk.

The “Uber” is the service of personal drivers, which works via mobile application on a partner model, cooperating with transport companies. Payment is executed not only from a credit card, and exists in 59 cities of 21countries. In August, 2013 the service attracted $258M from the “Google Ventures”, which became the largest investment for the Fund, with the total Fund’s estimation $3,5B. It has been announced that received funds will be invested in launch of the service on uncovered markets.