The Rideshare Guy Podcast (general)

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 Autority.io. 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?
  • Autority: https://autority.io/
  • Juans' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/juan-bernardo-proa%C3%B10-
    37335851/?originalSubdomain=ec

Direct download: rsgjuanaudio.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Mike Peregudov. Mike Peregudov is the co-founder and CEO of Whizz, a NYC-based e bike rental service for delivery drivers. He's also a General Partner at s16vc.com, investing in values driven founders. Mike previously co-founded and led Partiya Edi, acquired by Yandex in 2020. His extensive experience includes top-tier positions in various industries.

 

  • 0:00 Intro
    2:11 How was the idea for Whizz discovered?
    4:20 How does Whizz work?
    6:25 What kinds of problems do ebikes have?
    7:57 Are riders interested in high quality bikes?
    10:51 What's it like to rent a bike from Whizz?
    12:48 What makes the New York market unique?
    14:42 How much does it cost to rent a Whizz bike?
    16:20 How do you pick up a bike?
    17:23 Where do you store the bike at night?
    18:49 What stops someone from stealing the bike?
    20:11 What is unique about the new bike models?
    25:12 Is it safe to deliver by bike in NYC?
    28:03 What is one way to make biking safer in NYC?
    30:53 What is the plan for Whizz's partnership with DoorDash?
    33:06 Why do delivery apps want to partner with vehicle providers?
    35:10 Where can you learn more about Whizz?

  • Mike's Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-peregudov/
    Whizz Website: https://go.therideshareguy.com/whizz/
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Direct download: rsgmike.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Tomáš Turek. Tomáš Turek is the CEO of Daytrip. Daytrip is a travel platform connecting travelers with local drivers and guides in 7,800+ cities worldwide. With a background in computer science and a degree in environmental management, Tomáš is a driving force in redefining travel experiences

0:00 Intro

1:37 What is Daytrip?

2:59 What is the most popular Daytrip?

3:56 How does Daytrip work?

6:17 Who are the drivers that use Daytrip?

8:16 How do they ensure quality drivers?

9:41 What is the experience for a driver?

14:04 How is Daytrip's US operation going?

15:53 How has Daytrip done so far in California?

18.24 What are some good use cases for Daytrip?

19:20 How does Daytrip compare in Europe vs US?

21.56 What are the benefits of one city vs between cities for Daytrip?

24:44 Has Daytrip tried working with cities?

26:56 What are some potential partnership opportunities?

28.51 How can you learn more about Daytrip?

Tomáš' Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomas-turek/?originalSubdomain=cz Daytrip Website: https://mydaytrip.com/

Direct download: rsgtomas.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Frank Reig. Frank Reig is Revel's Co-Founder & CEO. He launched the company in 2018 with COO Paul Suhey, initially offering electric mopeds in Brooklyn. Since 2021, Revel has focused on expanding its EV fast charging network and all-electric rideshare service. Frank, a Columbia University graduate with an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, also previously worked as a chef in top NYC restaurants, like Gramercy Tavern.

0:00 Intro
2:15 What is Revel?
3:00 What’s the hardest part about Revel's business model?
5:30 Why Revel pivoted from mopeds to rideshare
9:25 Why did Revel go with an employee model for their drivers
13:30 How much do Revel drivers make?
21:00 How do Revel’s 3 depots work for charging and storing EVs?
28:10 Why EVs and rideshare are such a great fit
29:35 Frank’s thoughts on city and government EV initiatives/mandates
32:37 What’s most important to more EV adoption?
38:25 Where to connect with Frank

Frank’s Linkedin:https://www.linkedin.com/in/frank-reig-35052454

Revel - https://gorevel.com/rideshare/rideshare

Direct download: frank.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Justin Spratt. Justin is Vice President of Business & Corporate Development at Vay, the leading remote driving (teledriving) company. He joined from Uber, where he was Head of Global Strategic Partnerships and focused on deals with automotive OEMs, vehicle fleet operators, vehicle battery technology companies and electrification infrastructure providers. At Vay, he focuses on business and corporate development and works on relationships with strategic partners.
Justin built the first startup incubator in Africa in 2002 and has been mentoring founders of technology startups for over ten years. He is an angel investor in software technology and holds board positions in some of these companies.

0:00 Intro
2:25 Why Justin joined Vay
5:20 Use case for Vay
9:13 Vay's timeline
12:14 Vay's scale
17:21 Details of subscription model
24:31 Details of how Vay will work
29:13 Autonomy for Vay
34:26 Biggest challenge with Vay
40:13 How Vay will work with cities
44:11 Teledriving
46:33 Future of teledriving
50:15 Where to find Justin

Linkedin:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justinspratt/?originalSubdomain=nl

Direct download: rsgjustin.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Emil Michael. Emil is the CEO of DPCM Capital and former Chief Business Officer of Uber. He served as CEO Travis Kalanick's right-hand-man, helping the company raise nearly $15 billion from key investors worldwide. By 2018, Uber became the world's most valued private technology company and had raised the most money of any private start-up in history.

Emil Michael Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilmichael/

Direct download: rsgemil.mp3
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In this episode Harry talks with Jose Fernández. Jose is currently the Founder and CEO of Bankuish, a technology platform dedicated to helping gig workers and freelancers reach the next tier of financial security. Formerly he was Co-founder & President of FiClub, Co-Founder & President of Atlas, Co-founder & Chief Economist of Access Network and Managing Partner of GCH Partners. He was also Head of International Cooperation & Co-Founder of Ciudadanos--the fourth political power in Spain. With Ciudadanos, Jos gave a voice to his nation's struggling families as the party's Speaker and candidate to the European Parliament and local elections.

0:00 Intro

2:07 What is Bankuish?

3:25 Benefits of Bankuish 4-21 About the Latin network

7:40 US vs Latin interest rates

10:40 Bankuish credit score criteria

15:30 Why gig workers should be well trusted

16:05 Bankuish in the US

18:10 Big markets in Latin America

20:58 Bankuish partnerships

23:17 Bankuish platform benefits

27:25 Ways to expand on Bankuish's connections

31:50 Where to learn more about Bankuish

32:49 Questions for Harry

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josevf/?locale=en US

Twitter. https://twitter.com/josevfabril?lang=en

Bankuish: https://www.bankuish.com/who-we-are

Direct download: RSG_242.mp3
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In this episode Harry talks with Justin Gordan. Justin is the founder of Just Go Grind, which helps people build companies through founder and investor interviews and connects founders with a 80+ member founder community. He is also the former Director of Marketing for VITALIZE Venture Capital. VITALIZE Venture Capital invests in seed-stage future of work companies out of our venture found and pre-seed companies out of our VITALIZE Angels community.

0:00 Intro

1:54 What is Just Go Grind

5:52 What don't people know about Travis Kalanick

7:35 Justin's thoughts on founder drive

13:36 Getting most info on founders from their early days

15:45 Biggest takeaway from Travis

20:32 Travis' relationship with drivers

22:50 Uber's lack of loyalty

25:19 Thoughts on Super Pumped

26:40 What would Justin change about Travis

28:06 Did Uber need Travis

31:41 Uber compared to other startups

33:45 Travis' reputation

36:55 Questions for Harry

40:30 Where to find Justin

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justincharlesgordon/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/justingordon212?lang=en

Just Go Grind: https://www.justgogrind.com/

Direct download: RSG_241_v2.mp3
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In this episode Harry shares his thoughts on the Acquired Podcast's interview with Dara Khosrowshahi. They discuss the number of drivers, driver pay, driver oversaturation, take rate, taxi partnerships in the future as well as Uber Eats vs Doordash.

0:00 Intro

4:04 Number of Drivers

6:02 Driver Pay

10:47 Macro: Driver Oversaturation

16:37 Take Rate

21:35 Taxi Partnerships in the Future

25:38 Uber Eats vs Doordash

Check out  @AcquiredFM 's full interview with Dara Khosrowshahi here: https://youtu.be/HIzlvDHem0A

Direct download: Dara_Reaction.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Colin. Colin is a startup advisor with 10+ years in consumer tech, as well as an early employee at Outdoorsy. Harry and Colin discuss Outdoorsy, the AirBnB equivalent for RVs, as well as how Colin's learnings from Outdoorsy can be applied to other rideshare/marketplace businesses.

Direct download: Wannabe_Podcast_Auido.mp3
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Join Harry Campbell as he sits down to talk with DoorDash's CEO, Tony Xu where they talk about the history of DoorDash and how the new updates that were just announced this week.

Direct download: Tony_Xu_interview.mp3
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In this episode, I’m chatting with Chris Taylor, former Uber and Bird employee, now founder of Nomad Ventures.  An early stage venture fund investing in pre-seed and seed market place businesses. 

 

Chris is using his personal and team’s experience to invest in the future marketplaces of the world!

 

Intro to Chris Taylor

  • Former Uber and Bird Employee

  • Founder of Nomad Ventures

  • Specializes in finding and building new and revolutionary marketplaces

 

Nomad Ventures: https://www.nomadfund.vc/

Direct download: RSG237_Chris_Taylor.mp3
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Despite the naysayers, the economy continues to grow at a rapid pace, giving workers plenty of options. What are the tools that delivery and gig platforms need to offer workers to stay competitive, ensuring a good experience for the people that power delivery? Check out this panel from Curbivore.

Hantz Fevry - Founder & CEO, Stoovo

Piers Mainwaring - Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Everee

David Pickerell - CEO, Para

Nav Chadha - VP, Spark Driver Platform, Walmart

Jackie Davalos - Technology Reporter, Bloomberg (Moderator)

Direct download: RideShareGuy_236.mp3
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Nick Adler is the Chief Operating Officer at Found where he's helping build a modern financial platform for one of the largest, most underserved segments of the U.S. economy - the self-employed worker. His career spans the restaurant and retail spaces. Perhaps most familiar to this audience, Nick previously served as Head of Market Operations for Caviar where he led a team of 100+ people, and was responsible for Caviar's local market strategy, restaurant sales, restaurant account management, courier fleet growth, and overall quality.

Go to found.com/rideshare and get $25 when you open a new Found account and spend at least $100 within the first 30 days.

Free help for listeners:
https://found.com/guides/common-tax-mistakes

https://found.com/guides/understanding-the-schedule-c-tax-form

https://found.com/guides/self-employed-retirement-plans

https://found.com/guides/2023-tax-deadlines

https://found.com/guides/best-finance-tools-for-small-business-owners

Direct download: RideShareGuy_235.mp3
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Curbivore 2023 was a success!  Take a listen to the replay of our opening panel.  Hear from Uber Eats’ David Meers, and one of the company’s top partners, about how the company is pushing “eats” beyond just restaurant cuisine, and what it means for both sides of the platform. Followed by an Uber product announcement.
David Meers - Head of Grocery + Retail Fulfillment Products, Uber
Mariana - Local Courier Turned Shopper
Kabir Jain - Chief Growth Officer, Erewhon Market 

Direct download: RideShareGuy_234.mp3
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Cubivore is almost here! It will take place in Downtown LA Friday, March 3 · 8am - 9pm PST.  Jonah Bliss joins Harry for an insiders look at Curbivore as we anxiously await its arrival.

Jonah Bliss spent his career scaling mobility startups like Turo and Evelo, followed by working in the content and events space. He combined those passions when he started Curbivore and eventually convinced Harry to join him.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_233.mp3
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Deloss Pickett, co-founder and CEO of Bib Technologies, is our guest today. "Our mission is to create new ways for businesses to connect with consumers through sustainable mobile platforms. Founded by Tesla, SpaceX, and Red Bull alums. Based in Los Angeles, our team is dedicated to positively impacting the environment and helping businesses thrive in the process." 
Find comprehensive show notes at therideshareguy.com

Direct download: RideShareGuy_232.mp3
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Tiya Gordon is the co-founder of itselectric, which is curbside charging for the 40 million drivers who park on the street. itselectric partners with city property owners to unlock access to untapped electricity supply while they earn passive income. 

Direct download: RideShareGuy_231.mp3
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Larry P. Smith is a consumer attorney, concentrating his practice in the areas of Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collections Practices violations as well as consumer fraud claims and lemon law. He is the Managing Partner at SmithMarco, P.C.
https://protectingconsumerrights.com/

 

Direct download: RideShareGuy_230.mp3
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Kelly Ferguson is Chief of Staff at Automotus, a curb management company on a mission to create safer, more efficient, and more sustainable streets that work for everyone. Kelly draws upon 15+ years of experience in new product development, public/private partnerships, community engagement, and emerging technology deployments. Kelly has supported Automotus curbside analytics and Smart Loading Zones rollouts in LA, Pittsburgh, Omaha and more.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_229.mp3
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Ryan and Abby of Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) join Harry to talk about what they do, overall driver safety, and much more. Cambridge Mobile Telematics is the world’s largest telematics service provider. Its mission is to make the world’s roads and drivers safer.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_228.mp3
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Show Me The Money Club is a weekly live show with Sergio and Chris where they talk about what's going on in the gig economy and shorter highlight videos from the show. Join in the conversation during the live Tuesdays 6pm EST/3pm PST on YouTube

On today's show, we have special guest Bryce Bennet from Solo. We will also be covering a possible glitch shows that upfront fares is a pay cut for drivers, more upfront fares/pay details and teaching the algorithms, Lyft testing "bonus zone boosts," Uber CEO saying contradicting details on drivers supply/shortage, RDU demonstration, and today's side hustle.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_227.mp3
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Show Me The Money Club is a weekly live show with Sergio and Chris where they talk about what's going on in the gig economy and shorter highlight videos from the show. Join in the conversation during the live Tuesdays 6pm EST/3pm PST on YouTube

On today's show, we have special guest Bryce Bennet from Solo. We will also be covering a possible glitch shows that upfront fares is a pay cut for drivers, more upfront fares/pay details and teaching the algorithms, Lyft testing "bonus zone boosts," Uber CEO saying contradicting details on drivers supply/shortage, RDU demonstration, and today's side hustle.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Show Me The Money Club is a weekly live show with Sergio and Chris where they talk about what's going on in the gig economy and shorter highlight videos from the show. Join in the conversation during the live Tuesdays 6pm EST/3pm PST on YouTube

On today's show, we have special guest Bryce Bennet from Solo. We will also be covering a possible glitch shows that upfront fares is a pay cut for drivers, more upfront fares/pay details and teaching the algorithms, Lyft testing "bonus zone boosts," Uber CEO saying contradicting details on drivers supply/shortage, RDU demonstration, and today's side hustle.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_227.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am PST

Show Me The Money Club is a weekly live show with Sergio and Chris where they talk about what's going on in the gig economy and shorter highlight videos from the show. Join in the conversation during the live Tuesdays 6pm EST/3pm PST on YouTube

On today's show, we have special guest Bryce Bennet from Solo. We will also be covering a possible glitch shows that upfront fares is a pay cut for drivers, more upfront fares/pay details and teaching the algorithms, Lyft testing "bonus zone boosts," Uber CEO saying contradicting details on drivers supply/shortage, RDU demonstration, and today's side hustle.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_227.mp3
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Chris Sweis, CEO of Yellow Cab of San Francisco, joins Harry to talk all things taxi: how he got into the business, how much drivers can make, the future of taxis, and more. 

Direct download: RideShareGuy_226.mp3
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Steve Hornyak is BrightDrop’s Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for developing the company’s sales and marketing strategy, partnering with customers to grow a new delivery ecosystem. BrightDrop's mission is to decarbonize the last mile through smarter, safer, and more efficient ways of delivering goods and services.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_225.mp3
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Nav is the vice president of the Spark Driver Platform, Walmart's proprietary delivery network that provides opportunities for thousands of independent contractors to make deliveries for Walmart and other retailers through Walmart Go Local. Nav joined Walmart in 2017 as a founding member of the Last Mile Team.
https://drive4spark.walmart.com/

Direct download: RideShareGuy_224.mp3
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Shamus Hayes is head of Strategy, Driver Experience & Education at RideShare Carz. He spent the previous 20 years in Chicago as a Banking & Financial Services Executive before joining RideShare Carz. As a part of the team that created RideShare Carz, his focus is creating a superior customer experience, enhancing driver education and scaling the business.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_223.mp3
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Hamed Yazdi is cofounder of RideShare Mechanic, a convenient way for prospective rideshare drivers to complete their vehicle inspection virtually.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_222.mp3
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Enrique M. Zambrano of Proeza Ventures joins Harry to talk about investing in mobility in Latin America and beyond.

Follow Proeza Ventures on LinkedIn

Proeza Ventures News

Unveiling the newest two additions to our portfolio

Ridepanda

BusUp

Direct download: RideShareGuy_221.mp3
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Watch the FULL video of Harry reacting to this article here: https://youtu.be/cK5M-cmHuck

A new article came out and was posted on Wired talking about Uber drivers make $6.20 per hour with prop 22 but mixes numbers and doesn't take certain things into account. Join Harry as he shares his reaction to the article and why he thinks the article is skewed and wrong.

Show notes/links mentioned in this episode:
See Chris and Sergio discuss this on SMTMC Live
RSG137 – Louis Hyman on What Uber and Lyft Drivers Really Make in Seattle
How to Calculate Per Mile Earnings Instead of Per Hour

 

Direct download: RideShareGuy_220.mp3
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Tilak Joshi is CEO at Lean. Lean is actually a financial services company that partners with platforms and marketplaces to do what I like to call "instant pay 2.0". Learn more at withlean.com

Direct download: RideShareGuy_219.mp3
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John Zimmer is the co-founder and President of Lyft. John’s mission with Lyft is to improve people’s lives by creating transportation and cities that are more affordable, sustainable, and community-oriented.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_218.mp3
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Replay of the Everything Marketplaces Group Chat with Ilir Sela, who’s the Founder & CEO of Slice. Slice is redefining how people order pizza from local pizza shops.
Use the code 25OFF to join at  https://www.everythingmarketplaces.com/join

Ilir on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/IlirSela

Slice: https://www.slicelife.com

 

 

Direct download: RideShareGuy_217.mp3
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Today I’m speaking with Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi. 

So Uber just made the big announcement recently that they’ll be rolling out upfront fares for drivers to most cities in the country over the next couple months. So drivers will now be able to see destination and earnings before they accept a trip, which is something drivers have been asking for a long time.

Blog - Uber Upfront Pricing Makes a Move Into New Markets

Direct download: RideShareGuy_216.mp3
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Herb Coakley of Courial is our guest this week. "Created by on-demand gig workers for on-demand gig workers and busy folks everywhere, Courial is a technology company that connects couriers with individuals and businesses that need stuff delivered. As the only courier app for everything, we put you in control. Use our handy search engine to find anything you want from your favorite stores and let us handle your pickup and delivery. Time is the one commodity we can not replace, and these days most of us have very little of it to spare. Courial allows you to spend time doing what matters most, while we handle all your courier related needs." ~Courial.com

Direct download: RideShareGuy_215.mp3
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Sam Dogen started Financial Samurai in 2009, one of the largest independently-owned personal finance blogs with over 1 million pageviews a month. In 2012, Sam decided to fake retire at age 34, after spending 13 years working in the finance industry. He is the author of the new bestselling book, Buy This, Not That: How To Spend Your Way To Wealth And Freedom.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_214.mp3
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James Heller is the CEO & Founder at Wrapify, the platform that pays gig-drivers to advertise on the road while giving brands the ability to be where they want anywhere in the US.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_213.mp3
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Emil Michael is a strategic investor and advisor, currently serving as CEO of the blank check company DPCM Capital. From 2013-2017 Emil was Chief Business Officer at Uber where he led the company through a period of exponential growth.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_212.mp3
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Alejandro Arbeláez Jaramillo, Regional General Manager - New Verticals Latam ViralCode 🤝 Beat,  joins Harry to talk about Beat Tesla and more. "Beat is a mobile app that transforms the way people move in their cities. We aspire to make urban landscapes a better place to live, re-imagining mobility solutions that are more efficient and user-friendly. Currently, Beat is the fastest growing app in Latin America." ~TheBeat.co

Direct download: RideShareGuy_211.mp3
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Doug Ver Mulm of Stable Insurance is today's guest. "Rideshare, carshare, and delivery vehicle owners need more than
just peace of mind from their insurance company. Stable is building
tools and additional services alongside its insurance product that
will help you more efficiently and profitably run your business." ~Stableins.com

Direct download: RideShareGuy_210.mp3
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Rebecca Lock is founder/CEO of Kidcaboo.
"Kidcaboo is a children’s transportation solution that frees up busy parents so that they can build a career, enjoy more down time and spend time with their kids, rather than waiting for them." ~Kidcaboo.com

Direct download: RideShareGuy_209.mp3
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Matthew Iommi is the Co-founder and CEO of Fetii, a fast growing rideshare platform that aims to decongest cities and provide a superior transportation experience. Fetii utilizes a network of 15-passenger vans to move groups and businesses together, removing unnecessary vehicles off of the road and reducing congestion. As of 2022, Fetii has transported over 467,000 passengers and completed over 49,000 trips.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_208.mp3
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So imagine you pull your smartphone out, open the Uber app, request the closer car and you look up and see a taxi. Sounds like a dream right? Or maybe a nightmare for some. Well, after a couple recent partnerships and big announcements, that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do in the future on Uber. But how will it work and who will benefit?  Hansu Kim joins Harry to discuss.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_207.mp3
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If you are a new Uber driver and not sure how to take your first ride or delivery, this is the episode for you. Join Harry as he does a "ride along" with Sachin Kansal, Uber's Vice President of Product Management, where they discuss Uber's learning center, how to get started driving for Uber and what it's like driving Uber for beginners.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_206.mp3
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Sunil Paul is a serial entrepreneur and tech veteran with a background in electrical engineering, and brings more than 30 years of experience in tech and innovation to the global climate stage. He is the current co-founder and CEO of Spring Free EV, a startup that aims to electrify fleets across the country, with a goal of reducing CO2 emissions by one gigaton by the year 2030.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_205.mp3
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"TC Sessions: Mobility is back and raring to go big — returning live and in-person — for its fourth consecutive year. It’s a two-day deep dive featuring the best, brightest and most intriguing founders, engineers, investors, regulators and technologists dedicated to transforming the way we move people and packages around the globe." ~https://techcrunch.com/events/tc-sessions-mobility-2022/
Our guest is Rebecca Bellan who covers all things transportation for TechCrunch. She is fascinated by the tech and the people behind how people move throughout cities, and is looking forward to reporting on the companies bringing sustainable mobility to the world.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_204.mp3
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Will Coleman, CEO and cofounder of Alto, joins Harry for his third appearance on the podcast to give an update on what's going on with Alto.  https://ridealto.com/

Direct download: RideShareGuy_203.mp3
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Abdul Kasim is the CEO at DisplayRide. He has over 20 years of experience in the tech industry delivering innovative solutions in telecom, networking, and education, globally. He is currently focused on developing security and safety solutions for the gig economy, especially for Rideshare, Fleet Rentals, and Peer 2 Peer Marketplaces.  DisplayRide has introduced the world's first purpose-built solution designed for Rideshare safety called the Rideshare Monitoring Platform

Direct download: RideShareGuy_202.mp3
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Hear from Uber Eats’ Sachin Kansal, and one of the company’s top couriers, about how the company learned from the past two years, and what sort of adaptations we can expect as the delivery giant branches into new verticals.

Direct download: RideShareGuy_201.mp3
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Luiz Gustavo is co-founder at StopClub, which is a vertical social network designed for gig workers. StopClub purpose is to connect the gig community to work better and safer, together. 

Direct download: RideShareGuy_200.mp3
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Peter Evenson of Swoop and Moovs is here to talk about the private transportation industry and what it would take for a gig worker to go out on their own.

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Zach Rash is the CEO and Co-founder of Coco, a last-mile delivery service that deploys human-operated sidewalk robots to transport goods from merchants to their customers.

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Dillon Wagner is a former student of Rowan University in New Jersey who recently started a student transportation company called Wags Wheels LLC. Its goal is to provide safe and affordable transportation to students and staff on the university campus. When he is not working on Wags Wheels, Dillon is studying for his NJ real estate license.

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Dan Bratshpis is the CEO and co-founder of INSHUR, a New York-based next-gen, data-led technology insurtech that enables drivers to obtain quotes and receive coverage in minutes.

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Dennis Cinelli joined Uber in 2016 and is the Head of US&C Mobility at Uber. He is focused on re-imagining personal mobility and creating the best platform for flexible work. Prior to taking on his current role, Dennis was the Head of Strategic Finance at Uber, helping to take the company public in 2019. He also led Jump, Uber’s micro-mobility business. 

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Zack Ein, CEO at Grassdoor, shares insights into the cannabis delivery industry. Grassdoor is a cannabis delivery technology company that has developed a software application to help State law compliant retailers efficiently manage and deliver orders for cannabis products to their customers and patients.

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Nick Nanakos, Founder & CEO of ZIKI talks about how ZIKI is on a mission to be the fastest growing restaurant on the planet. They intend to do so through a lean expansion model, using dark modular kitchens and leveraging the power of technology, with operational excellence at the forefront of the model.

Taste the food of ZIKI for yourself at Curbivore 2022 Use Coupon Code FRIENDOFHARRY to save $100.

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Jason Tieri from The GIG Economy Podcast and Steve Johnson from Rideshare Rodeo join us today to reflect on the gig economy in 2021 and look forward to 2022.

UberLyftDrivers

Rideshare Rodeo Podcast

The GIG Economy Podcast on Apple

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Colin Roche is the co-founder and CEO of Swiftmile, a micromobility infrastructure company whose mobility hubs charge and organize light electric vehicles like e-scooters and e-bikes. Swiftmile's in-field charging model helps cities scale up shared micromobility with fewer of the pain points.

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Guaranteed minimum pay, no more unfair deactivations, $5 net minimum fare for drivers and Sick pay. Sounds pretty great right? Well It’s not a new driver friendly rideshare company, instead it’s actually what current Uber and Lyft drivers in the city of Seattle are getting. Today, we’re going to learn how these great benefits and more came about with special guests: Kerem Levitas and Laine Middaugh.  Learn more at TheRideshareGuy.com
Also mentioned: 
https://www.driversunionwa.org/

 

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"Today's consumer wants more than just face value. At Prizeout, we strive to constantly find space to give our users more value, more flexibility, and more impact for their money." ~From Prizeout.com
Today's guest is David Metz, founder and CEO of Prizeout. 
Learn more at Prizeout.com.

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Nitin Gupta is a Silicon Valley PhD who worked as an engineer at Uber, Google, and Relcy. He created Beans.ai with Akash Agarwal (college friend), who worked at Deloitte and Verizon, among other firms.
Nitin and Akash quit their jobs to deliver on major delivery apps like Uber and Instacart, made more than 1,000 deliveries to learn the industry from the ground up.
Nitin built Beans.ai to solve for all these pain points by leveraging the experiences and data from drivers across all the different apps they serve.
Find show notes at TheRideshareGuy.com

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Today I’ll be chatting with the CEO of Stride Health, Noah Lang. Noah and the team at Stride are good friends of mine and one of RSG’s first partners. Over the years, we’ve sent thousands of workers their way to sign up for their free mileage tracking app and healthcare. I’m a big fan of this company and what’s best is that their service on the healthcare side is actually free. 
https://www.stridehealth.com/

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Olaf Sakkers, general partner and cofounder of, RedBlue Capital, joins Harry to talk a bit about his book, Mobility Disruption Framework.

Connect with Olaf on Twitter, @osakkers

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Today I’m excited to be joined by the CEOs of 3 of the top rideshare for kids companies:

Find full show notes at TheRideshareGuy.com

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It’s been a while since a lot of us have attended an in person conference with hundreds of people, parties, networking and talks. But I recently took the plunge and attended Micromobility America in SF and it was a lot of fun. In addition to getting over the COVID hump though, there were a ton of great speakers, cool products to test and great people. So today I wanted to recap the conference in case you were there and want to relive it or you missed it and are ready to live vicariously through me and my special guest, Jonah Bliss.

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Michael DiBenedetto left the consulting world behind in 2015 to start working on the food delivery service aggregator app Food Boss in 2015 and formally founded FoodBoss in 2016 when he connected with his co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Liam Hession, to help him build the technology behind the app.

Mentioned in this episode:

FoodBoss.comFoodBoss  - App StoreFoodBoss - Google Play

Micromobility America

Move America

RSG119: Chris Baggott on Why ClusterTruck is the Food Delivery Model of the Future

RSG057: How Mystro Makes Uber and Lyft Drivers More Money

RSG085: Payam Safa Talks About Bellhop & How It Works!

RSG108: Victor Pontis is Helping You Start a Scooter Company with Spring!

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Today's episode is a replay of a recent Curbivore webinar featuring:

Matt Newburg, HNGRY

David Lin, Duffl

Emma Liem Beckett, Restaurant Dive

Marc Ziade, Zoomo

 

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Vince Cifani of Joyride.city joins us today to talk about the scooter / bikeshare business.  Joyride launched in 2014 as a bike-share management system and has since evolved into the world’s leading micromobility platform. 

Find full show notes at TheRideshareGuy.com

Also mentioned in this episode: 
Micromobility America Conference

Ride Goat

Link.City

Rydables

Move America Conference

You can contact Harry via email at Harry@TheRideshareGuy.com

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Matt Newberg is the host and producer of HNGRY, a multimedia platform exploring the impact of technology on our relationship with food.

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Will Coleman is CEO of Alto, a rideshare company with a fleet of vehicles and employee drivers. 

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Alissa Orlando and David Alexis of The Drivers Cooperative describe and discuss their driver-owned ridehailing cooperative in New York City.  https://drivers.coop/upload

 

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Greg and Garrick of SHAiR are the featured guests today.  "SHAiR is the peer-to-peer car sharing app that values safety and peace of mind above all else. We offer a platform with state-of-the-art verification technology to protect hosts and renters alike, so you can drive a car when you need it and make money when you don’t."  carshair.com

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Enjoy this interview with Steve from Rideshare Rodeo Episode #61:  "The Future Of Rideshare With Guest Harry Campbell (The Rideshare Guy)" 

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DoorDash President Talks Dashers, Labor Shortage, Hidden Tips, and More!

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Marc Gorlin is founder of Roadie, "the first 'on-the-way' crowdsourced delivery platform."

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Larry Smith of ProtectingConsumerRights.com joins Harry to talk about fighting false background checks.

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Larry Smith of ProtectingConsumerRights.com joins Harry to talk about fighting false background checks.

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Joseph Seal-Driver talks with Harry about Havn's EV chauffeur service in London. 

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Candice Xie, CEO of Veo, joins Harry to talk Micromobility.

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Matthew Lafferty is Curri’s co-founder and CEO. Curri is the Uber for construction supply delivery.

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Dustin Walsey is co-founder and CEO at Buckle, a company offering rideshare insurance to Uber and Lyft drivers and other gig workers.

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Bryant Greening is the co-founder of LegalRideshare, LLC. He has dedicated his career to protecting rideshare drivers, passengers and victims. In 2018, The Rideshare Guy blog endorsed Bryant as its “Recommended Lyft and Uber Accident Attorney.”

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Elijah Bilel joins Harry to talk about their new course, Maximum Delivery Profits.

Elijah has been a delivery driver since 2017. He started with Uber Eats, then branched out into other apps. You might have seen him on Youtube: He makes delivery videos for The Rideshare Guy!

"We went all in on this course. It has everything I’ve learned in my 4 years as a driver. We made this course so you don’t have to spend time and money making the same mistakes I did."

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Vikesh Chandrashekar joins Harry to talk about attempting to start a new rideshare company.

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Alex Roy, Director of Special Operations @ Argo AI, joins Harry to talk about autonomous vehicles.

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Dana Gagnon from Everee hosts Harry on a webinar to discuss trends in the gig economy.

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Ed Walker, Micromobility and Shared Economy Practice Leader at USI Insurance Services, chats with Harry about insuring fleets and more.

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Stephen Smyth of Coord talks with Harry about a new system to digitize the curb.

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Annanth Aravinthan, formerly of UberEats, joins Harry to talk about processes, profitability and more of the food delivery industry.

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CloudTrucks is the virtual trucking carrier - providing a complete "business in a box" solution for owner-operators and small trucking carriers at a much lower cost using software engineering, data science and world class operations processes.

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David Zipper, repeat RSG guest, is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School's Taubman Center for State and Local Government, where he examines the interplay between urban policy and new mobility technologies. Connect with him at DavidZipper.com

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Billy Marsden, COO and founder of Argyle, joins Harry to discuss how Argyle is helping unlock employment data for gig workers. 

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Will delivery companies ever be profitable? That’s the million-dollar question going into 2021. In this episode, you’ll hear a replay from a conference I helped put on called Curbivore. I coordinated this panel and think you’ll find it fascinating, as we will cover how delivery companies could become profitable in the future… or not. This panel discussion may surprise you!

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Nick Williams from Sally joins Harry to talk EV Fleets.

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Ezra Goldman is CEO & Founder of Upshift: fractional car leasing for people who don’t drive much.
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Deepa Das Acevedo is editor of Beyond the Algorithm: Qualitative Insights for Gig Work Regulation.

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