Lyft is a peer-to-peer transportation platform that connects passengers who need rides with drivers willing to provide rides using their own personal vehicles. Riders must download the Lyft mobile app to their iOS or Android-based phone, sign up, enter a valid phone number and enter a valid form of payment (either a credit card or link to an Apple Pay, Google Wallet or PayPal account). The Company offers four types of rides within the app: Lyft, Lyft Line, Lyft Plus and Lyft Premier. 

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
9,378 (est)+487%
Lyft was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Lyft

Logan Green

Logan Green

Co-Founder and CEO
Boris Korsunsky

Boris Korsunsky

Chief Technology Officer
John Zimmer

John Zimmer

Co-Founder and President
Amy Fox

Amy Fox

Director of Partnerships
Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson

Head of Culture
Amit Patel

Amit Patel

Director of Enterprise Partnerships

Lyft Office Locations

Lyft has offices in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Nashville, Seattle and in 16 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
5000 185 Berry St
San Francisco, US
2300 Harrison St
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Lyft Data and Metrics

Lyft Financial Metrics

Lyft's revenue was reported to be $700 m in 2016

Market valuation

7.5 b
USDY, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016


31.6 m200.6 m700 m

Revenue growth, %


Net Income

(199.4 m)(412 m)(600 m)
USDQ1, 2017Q2, 2017

Gross bookings

800 m1 b
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Lyft Operating Metrics

Y, 2015Feb, 2016Apr, 2016May, 2016Jun, 2016Jul, 2016Y, 2016Jan, 2017Feb, 2017Jul, 2017Aug, 2017


53.3 m162 m350 m


315 k700 k

Monthly Rides

7 m11.4 m12.7 m12.4 m13.9 m

Unique Passengers

2.4 m2.8 m
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Lyft Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
YesGraphAugust 10, 2017
Lyft's employees are reported to be approximately 42% female and 58% male.

Lyft Job Categories

Lyft Median Salaries

Source: 144 public H-1B filings from Lyft
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Traffic Overview of Lyft

Lyft Online and Social Media Presence

Lyft News and Updates

Lyft, Waymo Agree to Work on Self-Driving Car Technology

In the race to the self-driving future, Lyft has agreed to work with Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent company, to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses, both companies told NBC News on Sunday night.

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Lyft is giving out scholarships for a new self-driving car degree program

Lyft wants to create a world filled with self-driving cars, so the ride-hailing company will help the next generation of developers get the education they need to build it. Online education platform Udacity is rolling out a new Lyft-sponsored “Intro to Self-Driving Cars” Nanodegree program. The …

Lyft envisions future streets that actually reduce lanes to cut back traffic

 Lyft’s focus on future autonomy isn’t just about partnering with self-driving car companies like, or with providing an open network upon which an autonomous ride hailing service can be built – it’s also working with design firms and other stakeholders to try to foresee future streets inten…

Google's parent company might invest $1 billion in Lyft, report says

In case we needed more proof that Google and Uber really are done with each other, Google parent company Alphabet is reportedly considering a major investment in Lyft.  The investment, which hasn't been finalized, could be as much as $1 billion, according to Bloomberg. SEE ALSO: Lyft will finall…

Alphabet is reportedly considering investing $1 billion in Lyft (GOOGL)

Google parent company Alphabet is in talks to invest around $1 billion in Lyft, according to published reports.  The talks are being driven by top officials at Alphabet, according to Axios. The potential investment could come from either Google or from CapitalG, Alphabet's i…
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