Website: lyft.com
Twitter: @lyft
Category: Travel and Tourism
Competitors: Sidecar, Uber
Model: On-demand transportation
Founded: 2012
Lyft is a privately held, San Francisco–based transportation
network company whose mobile-phone application facilitates
peer-to-peer ridesharing by enabling passengers who need a ride
to request one from drivers who have a car. Lyft drivers do not
charge fares but instead receive "donations" from their
passengers.
Lyft currently operates in 60 US cities, including San Francisco,
Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, Washington D.C., Boston,
Dallas, and Atlanta with plans to expand both domestically and
internationally.