FlixBus is a mobility provider offering daily intercity bus service all over Europe. Launched in 2013 after the deregulation of the German mobility market, FlixBus aimed to establish a new means of transport as "reliable and green alternative" to carpooling and the German railway Deutsche Bahn. In 2015, after the merger with the competing startup MeinFernbus, FlixBus became Germany's undisputed market leader, operating 71% of the German market (measured in kilometres driven by the company). FlixBus is now rapidly expanding across Europe. The company's expansion is financially backed by the global growth equity firm General Atlantic and investors like Holtzbrinck Ventures.