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)
9,524 (est)+2%
Lyft was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People/Management 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
Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson

Head of Culture
Amit Patel

Amit Patel

Director of Enterprise Partnerships
Amy Fox

Amy Fox

Head of Business Development and Strategic 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
New York, US
31-00 47th Ave 4th floor Long Island Cit
Seattle, US
1012 Western Ave
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Lyft Financials and Metrics

Lyft Financials

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

Revenue (Q2, 2017)

1.8 b

Market valuation

11 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


1.5 b1.8 b
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Lyft Operating Metrics

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


53.3 m162 m350 m500 m


315 k315 k700 k

Monthly Rides

7 m11.4 m12.7 m12.4 m13.9 m28 m

Unique Passengers

2.4 m2.8 m
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Lyft Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
KamcordNovember 17, 2017
DataScoreAugust 10, 2017
YesGraphAugust 10, 2017
FinitePaths Inc.March 20, 2017
LeoJune 26, 2015
HitchSeptember 22, 2014
RoverApril 01, 2014
CherryMarch 26, 2013
Lyft's employees are reported to be approximately 42% female and 58% male.

Lyft Median Salaries

Source: 144 public H-1B filings from Lyft
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Lyft's Web-traffic and Trends

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.

Unpacking Lyft’s projected financials

 Last Friday, Bloomberg reported a sheaf of Lyft’s financials that paint a reasonably-sharp picture of the ridesharing company’s past and expected business performance. The short version, as you certainly expected, is that Lyft is growing quickly and loses money. The company, as you certainly expect…

Lyft Will Enter Canada as Its First Foreign Market

In Formula One, a racecar will go where the driver's eyes go. In capitalism, a startup will go where its investors see the most potential for market share gain. In the race between Lyft and Uber in Canada, the real winner now is the consumer, thanks to discounting. -Sean O'Neill

Lyft's finally hit the accelerator on international expansion plans

Ride-hailing startup Lyft has unveiled its intensions for expanding outside the US for the first time just weeks after landing a sizeable $1bn led by tech giant and Google owner Alphabet. The Uber rival will head north of the border to Canada, specifically the city of Toronto, which also happens …

Holy waffles, we have the best 'Stranger Things' costume right here

Stranger Things is back. And it's almost Halloween. What more could you want in life? Image: Via GiphySeason 2 of the hit Netflix series was released on Friday, but the build up for the show's return has been running strong for a couple months. We've seen a string of Stranger Things promotions, …

Lyft Offering Free Rides to the Upside Down for ‘Stranger Things 2’ Premiere

The Stranger Things rides are available in LA and Philidelphia.
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Lyft Company Life and Culture

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