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RelayRides Founder Shelby Clark Departs

Shelby Clark, who founded the car-sharing startup RelayRides, is leaving his day-to-day role at the company.

SClark 1y crop 2After moving the company to San Francisco from Boston and raising money from investors including Google Ventures and August Capital, Clark had been replaced as CEO in 2011 by Andre Haddad.

“It feels great to have enough faith in the management team to be able to step aside and focus on the next venture,” Clark told me today, saying he was taking time to travel and consider startup ideas around collaborative consumption and mobility.

Meanwhile, Haddad said in an emailed statement, “We wish him the best in his next endeavor and are happy that he will continue to provide his insight and passion as a member of our board and an advisor to the company.”

Other peer-to-peer car-sharing companies — which also happen to be based in San Francisco — include Getaround and Wheelz.


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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