Germany-based car maker Daimler has invested $10m in a series C round for, the largest ride-sharing service provider in Europe and which now plans to expand into North America.

The main shareholders in Carpooling, formerly known as Mikini Media, will continue to be the company’s three founders (Michael Reinicke, Matthias Siedler and Stefan Weber), as well as an undisclosed amount from venture capital firm Earlybird, which initially invested in 2009 and last year.

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