Jul 5, 2018 - Technology
Scoop: Uber and Lyft held talks to buy group ride startup Skedaddle
Uber and Lyft each held talks to acquire Skedaddle, a startup that creates group bus rides by matching customers headed in the same direction, Axios has learned.
- Lyft says it's currently "not in discussions to acquire Skedaddle," and it's unclear if conversations with Uber remain active. Both Skedaddle and Uber declined comment.
Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies have long touted carpooling, and a service like Skedaddle could help them tackle the "groups" category (e.g., charter buses to sporting events).