Liz Gannes

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Ridejoy Collects $1.3M for Matchmaking Road-Trippers

A good way to raise start-up funding these days seems to be saying you do “collaborative consumption.” (It’s about helping people share underutilized resources; probably the best-known example is Airbnb.) The latest such deal is San Francisco-based Ridejoy‘s seed round of $1.3 million from Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel and others. Ridejoy matches drivers and passengers — who are screened using their Facebook profiles — for trips of at least 50 miles on the West Coast of the U.S. A direct competitor is Zimride.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik