6 posts and columns on Zimride
News Bytecollaborative 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.
News ByteZimride said today it has raised $6 million in Series A funding led by the Mayfield Fund. The “community economy” company has signed up 120 universities and companies to facilitate local carpools, and now it’s looking to expand publicly to popular driving routes. To help connect drivers with trusted passengers (and future offline friends, perhaps!), Zimride uses Facebook and helps facilitate payments.