Travel Startups Incubator will invest $25,000 in Jolie’s new chauffeur platform that is soon launching in New York City.
“What’s unique and different about Jolie is that they are building technology and tools for professional chauffeurs to be able to compete against the Uber’s & Lyft’s of the world while launching a high-end consumer mobile app,” said Matt Zito, Managing Partner, Travel Startups Incubator. “Ground transportation is the hottest vertical for investment in the travel industry in the last 2 years and this is our second investment in the category. We believe there is still more room in the market.”
Unlike Uber, Jolie is targeted towards a discerning, more affluent urban customer base, yet is not more expensive. Moreover, the platform benefits both chauffeur ground service providers and travelers with a customizable user experience. Chauffeurs can accept or reject all incoming requests and make their own schedules, and clients can set the prices they are willing to pay beforehand. The intuitive app also allows travelers to ask for special services, such as a snack or their favorite chauffeur.
“We realized that Jolie would make a really exciting company for both clients and service providers when we quickly gained traction through providing unique transportation services. It didn’t take long for hundreds of Chauffeurs to apply to work under our platform,” said CEO and Jolie Co-founder Tricia Miranda.
“We are tapping into the new on-demand transportation and lifestyle services markets,” added Miranda. “With Jolie, we aim to bridge the gap in travel between the planning of transportation and lifestyle services. Clients can rely on our app to indulge in a luxurious experience when they travel in their home city or while traveling further afield.”