Lightspeed’s COO David Baga leaving to join pay advance startup Even as CEO

David Baga is going to be getting a new paycheck, which is fitting, all things considered. Even, an “on-demand pay” startup that ‘evens’ out paychecks for workers to give them financial stabil

Unicorns aren’t profitable, and Wall Street doesn’t care

On Wall Street's leniency toward unprofitable tech companies and outsized exits.

Lyft gets back to Zimride roots with Lyft Carpool

Back in 2007 co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green envisioned a new kind of mass transportation carpooling system connecting riders and drivers across the nation. They called it Zimride. But it turn

Baby, We Won’t Drive Our Cars: The Future Of Automotive Transportation

“Transportation tech is not only changing how we get from A to B, it’s fundamentally altering the underlying infrastructure of our cities.”

Zimride Is Closing Its Public Ride-Sharing Service To Focus On Corporates And Students

Zimride, the long-distance ride-sharing service in the U.S. which spawned Lyft, is closing down its consumer-facing business to focus on business and university customers.

Lyft-Off: Zimride’s Long Road To Overnight Success

When John Zimmer and Logan Green launched a new ride-sharing service called Lyft in the spring of 2012, they instantly knew they had a hit on their hands. But that wasn't always the case.

Founders John Zimmer & Logan Green Explain How Lyft Was Born Out Of Zimride

Lyft founders John Zimmer and Logan Green shared the backstory of how they chose to sell off their original core business, Zimride, to focus on Lyft on stage today at TechCrunch Disrupt. "Lyft came

Lyft President Says The Company Will Rely On Its Community To Beat Uber

Lyft President John Zimmer said the company will rely on its community, with its signature pink mustaches and fist bumps, to gain a large user base, even in the face of stiff competition from Uber and

Ahead Of Expansion, Lyft Parent Zimride Closed $15M In New Funding From Founders Fund And Existing Investors

It’s been a pretty big news day for Lyft, but let’s make it even bigger. TechCrunch has learned that Zimride, parent company behind the ride-sharing service, has closed a new, $15 million round of

The Rise Of The Mobile-Social-Vertical Marketplace

<p style="text-align:left;" align="center"><strong>Editor's note: </strong><em>Navin Chaddha is a Managing Director at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.mayfield.com">Mayfield Fund</a>, a global

Lyft’s Focus On Community And The Story Behind The Pink Mustache

You ask for a ride, it rolls up, you get into the front seat and you give the driver a fist bump. This sounds like something you do when your best friend picks you up, and that's exactly the experienc

Zimride Brings Ride Sharing To New York And Washington D.C.

<a target="_blank" href="http://zimride.com/">Zimride</a>, a San Francisco-based startup that helps commuters share rides, is bringing itself to the East Coast with a new route between New York and Wa

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: <a target="_blank" href="http://carpooling.com">Carpooling.com</a>, a ridesharing service out of Munich,

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. Th

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,

Ride-Sharing Platform Zimride Raises $6 Million Series A

<a href="http://www.zimride.com">Zimride</a>, 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 Zim

Carpooling Startup Zimride Hits 100 Million Miles Served [Infographic]

<img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/25006v4-max-250x250.jpg" /> Though The American Automobile Association (AAA) is only expecting a relatively marginal 2.5 percent decrease in

Zimride: A Carpooling Startup That Actually Makes Money

<a href="http://www.zimride.com"><img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/picture-49.png" width="207" height="75" /></a> <a href="http://www.zimride.com">Zimride</a> - a startup wi