Zimride

  • Carpooling.com Picks Up $10M From Daimler To Take Its Ridesharing To The US: Let The Car Wars Commence!

    Carpooling.com Picks Up $10M From Daimler To Take Its Ridesharing To The US: Let The Car Wars Commence!

    The ridesharing-disruptive car service space in the U.S. is about to get a little more crowded: Carpooling.com, a ridesharing service out of Munich, Germany currently enabling million rides monthly, is today announcing a C-round of investment from carmaker Daimler, which it will be using to expand to the other side of the Atlantic starting in the fourth quarter of this year. Financial terms of… Read More

  • Zimride’s Lyft Is Going To Give Uber Some Lower-Priced Competition

    Zimride’s Lyft Is Going To Give Uber Some Lower-Priced Competition

    If you’re like me and you live in San Francisco where cabs are few and far between, Uber has been a godsend. But the marketplace for on-demand transportation is about to get a lot more interesting. That’s because there are a few startups that will be doing on-demand, ride-sharing at a much more affordable price point over the next few months. Zimride, which has been around for a… Read More

  • Zimride Nabs LinkedIn Design Lead, Brings Its Ridesharing Service To Mobile

    Zimride Nabs LinkedIn Design Lead, Brings Its Ridesharing Service To Mobile

    There’s a lot of exciting action in collaborative consumption, much of it being inspired by the early success of carsharing and ridesharing networks. After hitting 100 million miles served last year, Zimride is now one of the biggest online ridesharing companies in North America. Today, the startup is announcing the release of the mobile version of Zimride.com, a mobile-optimized version… Read More

  • Ride-Sharing Platform Zimride Raises $6 Million Series A

    Ride-Sharing Platform Zimride Raises $6 Million Series A

    Zimride, a service that makes it easy to find people to ride-share with, has raised a $6 million Series A funding round led by Mayfield Fund. This round brings Zimride’s total funding to around $7.2 million, after a $1.2 million seed round last year that included Floodgate, K9 Ventures and Keith Rabois. Zimride’s platform solves a common issue: helping people coordinate their carpools. Read More

  • Carpooling Startup Zimride Hits 100 Million Miles Served [Infographic]

    Though The American Automobile Association (AAA) is only expecting a relatively marginal 2.5 percent decrease in travel over the holiday weekend compared to last year, gas prices are currently averaging $3.57 across the U.S. — an 82-cent increase from the same time last year. In a timely piece of news for all those weekend riders out there, the social ride-sharing startup Zimride… Read More

  • Zimride: A Carpooling Startup That Actually Makes Money

    Zimride – a startup with a tagline that reads “A Carpool Community” – sounds exactly like the sort of benevolent Web 2.0 service that will never make a cent. As it turns out, since launching in 2007 and winning fbFund last summer, the company has managed to carve out a nice niche for itself that saves its users money, helps the environment, and actually manages to… Read More