Jolie is an online chauffeur platform that connects busy travelers to luxury transportation and lifestyle services. Unlike Uber, Jolie is targeted towards a discerning, more affluent urban customer base, yet is not more expensive.
“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.
Travel Startups Incubator has announced a $25,000 investment in Jolie, an on-demand chauffeur platform that will roll out beta services in New York City in Winter 2015.
Jolie’s online platform benefits both chauffeur ground service providers and travelers with a customizable user experience. The client-centered approach lets travelers stay in control by allowing them to set how much they want to pay for the service. Furthermore, chauffeur service providers are able to organize their schedules and accept or reject incoming chauffeur requests without incurring penalties. Travelers can also make any number of special requests, like a meet and greet at the airport or their favorite driver.
“We are tapping into the new on-demand transportation and lifestyle services markets,” said CEO and Jolie Co-founder Tricia 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.”
Mr. Miranda brings 4 years of transport industry experience to table, which gels with Mrs. Miranda’s deep understanding of the technology industry. The founders have risked everything to dedicate their time to the new venture.
“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,” added Zito.