The Dutch alternative for Uber ceases operations in Amsterdam on december second of this year.
The ridesharing app was a welcome alternative for Uber that let you share rides and plan ahead. It was an UberPool avant a letre and they have build a loyal customer base in Amsterdam, but it was not enough.
The main investor in the startup Transdev Netherlands, decided they didn't want to make the investment to grow the customer base to larger and sustainable numbers, but instead to invest more in the underlying technology.
It is a small blow for ridesharing and leaves the people of Amsterdam with one option less to move around. Maybe Lyft can fill up the spot since they finally expand outside the United States