RideAmigos joins forces with Austrian startup Carployee to make commuting smarter

The merger enables RideAmigos to scale personalized commute support in new ways for employers of all sizes.

RideAmigos, whose commute management platform powers the largest public and private commuter management initiatives in the United States, announced the acquisition of innovative Austrian startup Carployee, the team behind the successful employee carpooling app used by European businesses like STIHL, Mercedes Benz and Würth Group. 

Carployee will continue operating from its headquarters in Linz as its team is fully integrated into Santa Monica-based RideAmigos. 

The acquisition comes at a time when commuting is becoming a bigger focus for employers, many of which are reimagining employee transportation and parking for the hybrid workplace of the future. Businesses like LinkedIn, Patagonia, and Rivian as well as states and megaregions like the San Francisco Bay and Denver-Boulder areas already use RideAmigos solutions to make commuting more sustainable and less stressful. 

These and other customers rely on privately held RideAmigos to power the future of employee transportation during and after the pandemic with a flexible and streamlined commuter experience. 

The natural partnership between RideAmigos and Carployee merges both companies’ research and expertise in commuter experience, behavior change and mobility optimization. “Our missions and values are totally aligned and we are already seeing the amazing potential of our teams’ combined competencies in ways that will benefit all of our customers,” said RideAmigos CEO, Soren Eilertsen. 

Carployee CEO, Albert Vogl-Bader affirmed the synergy between the two teams. “While carpooling is a good start, we are all committed to empowering people to make better commute decisions across all modes. The opportunity to do that on a global scale with a like-minded and experienced team made this a perfect match and an easy decision,” he said. 

About RideAmigos

At RideAmigos, we are on a mission to change the way the world commutes, for good. Our mobile and web-based commuter engagement solutions combine innovative technology with proven principles of behavioral science to empower everyone to make smarter transportation choices. Large employers, universities and government agencies use our powerful products to reduce congestion, parking demand, and environmental impact while creating healthier, happier communities. We have helped our clients take tens of millions of cars off the road and reduce our collective CO2 footprint by over 280 million pounds. 

About Carployee

Carployee is a carpooling app for companies, business parks and universities. The talented team around CEO Albert Vogl-Bader has been active since 2018 serving major employers across Europe. The Linz-based company invests heavily in research and development, including groundbreaking grant-funded project in partnership with the University of Salzburg. Carployee is also a partner of klimaaktiv, the climate protection initiative of the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology. (www.carployee.com)

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