East Coast Launch and 100 Million Dollars Saved

With 200 million miles shared on the Zimride platform, it’s safe to say that
ridesharing is well on its way to becoming a mainstream form of transportation.
Since our 2007 launch, Zimride has grown steadily hitting our 100 million miles
shared milestone last July. One year later, thanks to the Zimride community, we’re proud to announce that we’ve doubled that mark and have passed 200 million miles shared. That’s the equivalent of driving around the world 8,000 times…but more importantly, that’s a savings of over $100 million in car expenses.

Along with this milestone, we’re excited to bring Zimride to the East
Coast, beginning with yesterday’s launch of the New York to Washington DC route.  Just one day later, there are already hundreds of rides posted by new Zimriders.

Thanks to the Zimride community of drivers and passengers for making this launch and milestone possible!

Zimride and Win – Meet Kaskade

Kaskade

Everyone likes #winning, right? By ridesharing with Zimride, you already save on gas expenses and meet new friends. We decided to sweeten the pot (and ride) even more. Going to Coachella?  Post a ride by clicking the button below and you’ll be entered to win!

Zimride Button

For our Coachella Zimride partnership (already with over 750 rides posted), we’ve also teamed up with America’s #1 DJ, Kaskade.  He’s excited to help his fans ride to Coachella together, and is giving away 2 Meet & Greet opportunities.  All you have to do is post a Zimride to Coachella as a driver or passenger by clicking the green button!

Zimride Button

How to Participate:
  • You must be attending Coachella.
  • One ride poster from each weekend will win a meet and greet with Kaksade for you and your Zimride! (limit 5 – all from one vehicle).
  • The Meet & Greet occurs on Saturday, April 14th and the second Meet & Greet Saturday, April 21st.
  • Meet & Greet time is TBD and details will be provided to winners upon contact.
  • Winner will be chosen and contacted Friday evening (April 13th, and April 20th, respectively).
  • Click here for the official rules of this contest.

For more fun, post a picture to Kaskade’s FB page of your car decorated with your best interpretation of the Freaks of Nature tour artwork.

Rock On!
Your Zimride Crew

Zimride – April Fool’s Launch

Since founding Zimride in 2007 we have focused on improving transportation options by building a social rideshare community. We knew that eventually we’d have to expand our focus and move beyond cars. Around the same time that Zimride was born we also created another ridesharing platform, but since we were so focused on Zimride we decided to hold off on launching it. Due to changes in the economy and the general shift toward alternative forms of transportation we believe that now is the ideal time to launch our newest product: Zimbike.

You may have heard of bike sharing projects in Portland, D.C. and even Paris. Community bikesharing is a great way to get more people biking, but we believe that there is still substantial room for improvement. On an average ride, over 80% of the bike goes un-used by a solo biker and tandem bikes are too large for commuters in crowded cities. Today, we’re proud to introduce Zimbike—a revolutionary new way to save money, make friends, and share the ride.

Check out our launch video and help us spread the word.

Life is better when you share the ride.

- Logan & John

Zimride is Full Speed Ahead with $6 million

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have closed a $6 million Series A round led by Mayfield Fund with participation from our existing investors Floodgate and K9 Ventures. This is a huge milestone that will allow us to improve and expand the Zimride experience while attracting the talent that we need to grow. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, as we recently reached 100 university/corporate networks and 100 million miles driven within the Zimride network.

It’s hard to believe that less than two years ago we were working out of a cramped apartment, fueled primarily by an obsessive need to reinvent transportation and a scrappy determination to see our vision through. Now we have a nicer office, but we’re still scrappy, and yes, we’re still obsessed.

We have a dream of a world where getting a ride- whether it’s in a car, plane, train, or space shuttle- is simple, affordable, and fun. Humans are social beings and thrive on connecting with others. And as humans, we spend way too much time getting from point A to point B, often alone. We want to make life better by making travel an accessible experience where you can make new friends. Everyone should have the opportunity to travel, and no one should have to travel alone.

And no one should have to grow a company alone. Zimride is getting to where it needs to go because of the support of users like you, our ridiculously talented team, and our passionate investors.  Thank you for giving us a chance, giving us feedback, and sharing your inspiring stories of how Zimride has improved your lives. This has been an incredible ride, and we’ve only just begun. Thanks for joining us on this journey and helping prove that life is better when you share the ride.

- Logan & John

P.S. to join our team, check out our jobs page and drop us a line.