The Rideshare Guy Podcast

In this episode Harry speaks with David Zipper. David Zipper is a Visiting Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center, focusing on the intersection of urban policy and new mobility technologies. He has extensive experience in urban development, having worked in city hall, as a venture capitalist, and as a policy researcher. David is a Contributing Writer at Bloomberg CityLab and has held influential roles in Washington DC and New York City, promoting entrepreneurship and economic development.

  • 0:00 Intro
    7:47 Why did David want to write an article about robotaxis/rideshare?
    9:48 How does David define sustainability?
    11:55 What will be the biggest impact of robotaxis?
    19:25 Why does public transit struggle to compete with rideshare?
    22:21 What do robotaxi companies claim?
    26:38 Why does the claim of better safety fail?
    30:00 What will the robotaxi business model be?
    36:46 Will the trade offs with robotaxis be worth it?
    39:27 Where can you find more from David?


Direct download: rsgdavid.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Juan Proaño. Juan Proaño is the CEO and co-founder of His diverse background from both the technology and automotive sectors helped him launch the Autority platform, which helps car owners in Latin America to manage their vehicle payments in one place.

  • 0:00 Intro
    1:33 How did Juan get the idea for Autority?
    6:11 What makes Ecuador a unique place to operate in?
    8:27 Where is Juan finding customers and partners?
    13:25 What are the top selling products for Autority?
    19:30 How does Autority make money?
    20:30 What is the future of Autority?
    24:35 Are Uber drivers using Autority?
    28:15 How would Autority work in the US?
    32:31 Where can you find Juan?
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  • Juans' Linkedin:

Direct download: rsgjuanaudio.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT