The Rideshare Guy Podcast

In this episode Harry speaks with Tomer Kashi. Tomer is the CEO of VOOM: VOOM is an InsurTech pioneer, crafting cutting-edge, usage-based insurance solutions for the future of mobility.

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  • 0:00 Intros
  • 2:20 What is VOOM?
  • 7:30 What makes VOOM unique?
  • 11:00 How does insurance work with Uber?
  • 12:29 What is it like launching in new states?
  • 14:00 How is VOOM priced?
  • 15:55 What is VOOM's ideal customer?
  • 21:51 What makes a safe rideshare driver?
  • 24:32 How would Tomer like the industry to change?
Direct download: rsg256.mp3
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This episode is from a panel about DeliverZero from Curbivore 2024. DeliverZero delivers food to your door in reusable containers that are returned and reused.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 3:36 Panel
  • 8:05 Why doesn't DeliverZero use its own couriers?
  • 12:22 What inspired DeliverZero?
  • 20:24 How are the containers returned?

Direct download: ubereatspanel2.mp3
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In this episode Harry talks with Jonah Bliss. Jonah is the founder of Curbivore.
Curbivore was created out of a shared passion to help technologists, restaurateurs, retailers, local governments, and interested individuals navigate the challenges of the post-pandemic economy. Their hope is that by bringing together all sides of the table, theory can foster a productive dialogue that helps create more equitable and sustainable cities, communities, startups and small businesses.

Direct download: rsg254v2.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with Rilwan Lawal. Rilwan is the founder and CEO of GigEasy, which provides insurance for the gig economy. Before that he was the cofounder and COO for Neu.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:25 What is GigEasy?
  • 5:30 Who would use GigEasy?
  • 7:30 What does it include?
  • 9:20 What partnerships does GigEasy have?
  • 16:30 Does GigEasy have any specialty insurance?
  • 22:00 What is the government doing related to gig insurance?
  • 29:00 Where can you find Rilwan?

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  • Rilwan's LinkedIn:
  • Rilwan's Email:
Direct download: rilwan.mp3
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In this episode Harry speaks with David Risher. David is the CEO of Lyft. David is on to talk about the slew of new driver benefits that were announced in the early 2024 driver release. Some of the new announcements are drivers earn 70% of rider fares after fees, guaranteed, See where every dollar of riders’ fares go, Earn more for waiting during scheduled rides, Find more ways to choose rides at the airport, Access new earning and navigation opportunities for EVs, Appeal deactivations easily in the Lyft app

  • 0:00 Intros
  • 1:53 What did Lyft improve?
  • 3:08 What did Lyft change for fees?
  • 14:05 How can drivers trust Lyft's transparency on fees?
  • 17:01 What did Lyft change for deactivations?
  • 23:10 How is Lyft addressing the problem with scheduled rides?
  • 24:35 Why should you use Lyft's maps?
  • 28:50 How much does David think drivers should make
Direct download: davidinterview2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am PDT

In this episode Harry speaks with Rob Flessner. Rob is the founder of Vugo, an Al-Powered Mobility Media® Platform that places media and advertisements on digital displays in vehicles to create interactive and engaging passenger experiences. Before that he co-founded which was later acquired.

  • 0:00 Intro
  • 2:25 What is the biggest change with Vugo over the past few years?
  • 4:55 Why did Vugo shift to an embedded system?
  • 7:10 What does Rob think about the competition?
  • 9:40 What does Rob think of outside-of-car ads?
  • 14:55 What is a fleet owner?
  • 16:44 What do fleet owners gain?
  • 17:57 How much can you earn?
  • 21:25 How will AV impact Vugo?
  • 23:05 What are Vugo's recent partnerships?
  • 25:08 Where can you learn more?


Direct download: rsgrob.mp3
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