General Motors Invests $500 Million in Lyft

By Paul Riegler on 5 January 2016
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Ride-hailing service Lyft announced that General Motors had invested $500 million in the company.

The investment amounts to half of Lyft’s recent $1 billion venture financing round, which valued the company at $4.5 billion.

As part of the deal, the Detroit-based automaker will work with Lyft on developing an on-demand network of self-driving cars. Lyft will appoint Daniel Ammann, GM’s president, to its board.

General Motors said it plans to also work with Lyft to set up short-term car rental hubs across the Untied States where individuals who want to drive for Lyft can rent a car for that purpose.

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