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FlixBus

Coach and bus travel provider

1001+ employees
  • B2C
  • Travel
  • Transport
  • Mobility
Neuhausen-Nymphenburg, Munich, Germany

Company mission

To offer smart and green mobility for everyone to experience the world.

Top investors

13% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Sam Franklin

CEO of Otta

FlixBus, which made its European debut in 2013 has rapidly evolved into a dynamic force in the coach travel industry, driven by its collaborative network of local bus partners who share a common mission: to make coach travel more sustainable. through strategic partnerships, FlixBus has solidified its status as the fastest-growing coach provider in the UK.

With an extensive network encompassing more than 500 coach companies across Europe, FlixBus boasts a vast web of over 400,00 daily connections to over 2,500 destinations spanning 40 European countries. In 2022, the company marked significant milestones by announcing partnerships with multiple local coach operators in the UK and commencing operations in Canada.

As of its latest valuation at over £2.1 billion, FlixBus has executed an aggressive growth strategy that has not only established its global footprint but also positioned it as a key player in an industry increasingly emphasizing cost-effective and environmentally sustainable alternatives to personal vehicles.

Benefits

  • Travelling is our passion. Discover the world with your free Flix rides and bring along your friends and family for half-price
  • Teamwork makes the dream work. Our FlixTeam has people from over 80 different nations. We work in a multicultural environment where we can challenge and support each other
  • Your well-being is important to us. To treat your mind and body we will give you a competitive paid time off package, and mental health support including 1:1 consultations with a psychologist

Funding (2 rounds)

May 2021

$325m

SERIES G

Jul 2019

$561m

SERIES F

$886m

Total funding

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Founders

Previously a Consultant at Boston Consulting Group. Went on to serve as a Member of the Supervisory Board for ABOUT YOU AG & Co. KG and Scout24 Gruppe.

Daniel Krauss

(Founder)

Previously an Associate Lecturer at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg. Served on the Advisory Board at Cloudflight at powercloud.