Nicolas is co-founder & COO of BlaBlaCar. He leads the company’s international growth and operations. Naturally pragmatic, he uses fast iteration to uncover high-growth opportunities. Nicolas is a strong advocate of local teams and acqui-hire, a strategy he implemented to expand BlaBlaCar’s footprint to a global scale. He also led BlaBlaCar’s $100m financing.
Ozan Sönmez obtained experience in leadership initiatives of UN Global Compact in New York and Geneva. He later worked for Angel Wings Ventures from the Netherlands, an impact investment advisory house specialised on social entrepreneurship and launched the AWV Turkish Office. He is Venture Lab Accelerator at KAUST now.
Nicolas and Ozan talked about Blablacar’s story and its expansion plans. You can watch the full talk on here: