Co-Founder and President
Lyft's mobile-phone application facilitates peer-to-peer ridesharing by connecting passengers who need a ride to drivers who have a car.
I am the co-founder and President of Lyft. My interest in transportation began at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. After I learned that cars are only used 4% of the time, I began working on ways to use existing infrastructure to solve the problem of unused cars and empty seats. After graduating I spent two years at Lehman Brothers before ridesharing my way from New York to San Francisco to join my co-founder Logan Green in launching Zimride, and eventually Lyft. The Lyft journey began just four years ago. In 2012, we created the idea of peer-to-peer rides. Today, Lyft operates in 200+ cities and provides more than 17 million rides a month. We're excited to help play a role in redesigning our cities around people instead of cars. Learn about Lyft's vision for the future of transportation and the future of cities here: https://medium.com/@johnzimmer/the-third-transportation-revolution-27860f05fa91#.5m4shfx4e