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Wundercar is bringing Lyft-style ridesharing to Europe

The Next Web • Feb. 14, 2015

Wundercar, a ride-sharing service based in Germany, is set to launch in private beta next week in Berlin, bringing potential for passengers wanting a taxi-like experience, but without the cost of an actual taxi. A week or two later, the service will be opened up to everyone in Berlin and the app will be available from Apple’s App Store, with Android to follow soon after.

Founders / Key Team

Gunnar Froh
Gunnar Froh
CEO

Prior to Wundercar, Gunnar was a founder of a german startup, Accoleo, which was acquired by Airbnb in Europe. After the acquisition, Gunnar was a Country and Operations Manager at Airbnb, building teams from scratch, spearheading community marketing efforts, initiating M&A activity, and representing Airbnb in PR and Public Policy. In addition, he worked at McKinsey & Company as an Associate on projects across Europe and the Middle East. Gunnar received his MBA in Behavioral Operations from Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management at WHU & Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

André Jordão
André Jordão
CPO

Prior to Wundercar, Andre started as a Technology Consultant at Accenture at the age of 18, and was a UX Lead at Portugal Telecom for six years. He was a previous Founder and CEO of Foodzai.com, the AirBnB for food with communities in London and Berlin. Andre received his B.S. in Information Technologies from the University of Aveiro.

Patrick Arle
Patrick Arle
COO

Prior to Wundercar, Patrick was a co-Founder and CEO of MYWISH.IS, a marketplace for gifts, focusing on recommending the perfect gift out of hundreds of online shops and thousands of products. He has also worked in several roles at Lufthansa German Airlines for eight years, including assistant to the CEO, as well as project- and product manager, dealing with customers such as United Airlines, Air Canada and BMI. Patrick received his B.S. in International Marketing from Griffith College Dublin.

Samuel Baker
Samuel Baker
Business Development/International Expansion

Prior to Wundercar, Samuel was a Partner at a San Francisco seed-stage VC firm, Just Business, where the firm invests in for-profit companies that seek to deliver lasting social impact. His previous work experiences also include an analyst position at eBay, Fellow at Kiva, and co-founder of Computod@s, a social enterprise in Central America. Samuel received his B.S. in Commerce Finance from Santa Clara University.