Jolie, an online chauffeur platform that connects busy travelers to luxury transportation and lifestyle services, will receive a $25,000 from Travel Startups Incubator.
The startup combines the convenience of on-demand attention with an intuitive mobile app that allows travelers to leverage a comprehensive network of professional chauffeurs. 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. “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.”
“Jolie puts both the client and the ground transportation service provider in control. Service providers are able to maintain their brand and identity, and all providers on the platform are thoroughly vetted, giving the startup a network of trusted Chauffeurs,” said CEO and Jolie Co-founder Tricia Miranda.
The 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.
Travelers can also make any number of special requests, for example, if they want a snack, a meet and greet at the airport, or even their favorite chauffeur, they can be sure their needs will be met. Furthermore, chauffeur service providers are able to organize their schedules and accept or reject incoming chauffeur requests without incurring penalties.
“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,” added Miranda.