Europcar has made a minority investment in Wanderio, a travel comparison platform.
It is a new step in the development of Europcar’s mobility strategy: from car rental to the Europcar Lab, it strives to offer future multi-modular solutions.
Wanderio is an Italian start up created in 2013. Its ambition is to simplify its customers’ lives by offering them the best transport solution for each journey, with two main criteria: price and journey length. On the one platform, customers can compare, book and pay to travel by plane, train, long distance bus and airport transfer with car rental soon to be added.
With more than one million planned trips so far, Wanderio currently features connections to over 700 airports and more than 4,000 rail and bus stations. The Europcar investment will provide valuable support to further consolidate Wanderio coverage and presence across Europe.
Fabrizio Ruggiero, Head of Mobility and member of the Europcar Management Board stated:
“We are very happy to get involved with Wanderio through a round A investment. It is the first time the Lab has invested in such a company, and we see a great potential in their business model and unique approach to comparing different means of transport. ”
Matteo Colò, CEO of Wanderio, commented: “We are thrilled to welcome the Europcar Group as a new strategic partner. This investment is an important endorsement of our vision and will enable us to accelerate Wanderio growth across Europe, expanding into new markets, and developing valuable synergies".