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A mobile payments platform for ride sharing, carpooling, and taxi services.

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A new way to book a car, with a carpool mode that will help find rides for people who live far from where they want to go.

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A way to book a ride-share with a friendly driver to your exact location.

104

A startup that trains drivers for rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft.

99

Provenance is a food tracking app, that has been billed as a startup that’s trying to get food to the same level of transparency as it has in other industries like banking or ride sharing. It’s a bit like the app Just Eat, but for food.

98

A mobile app that helps people find nearby parking as they drive for their carpools, ride-hailing, or public transit.

98

This company is building technology that combines the best practices of the world’s ride-sharing companies into a single platform.

98

A tool for helping people find a ride within a certain time frame.

98

Idea: A startup that wants to connect people with the services they need. A startup for services, the startup wants to help people find the services they need, like a haircut or a ride.

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A car rental startup that says it’s “aiming to be the Uber of ride sharing”.

97

A tool for professional riders to track their performance, and to make sure they’re on schedule to ride their daily goals.

97

A ride-hailing company that lets people find a ride based on the route they’re most likely to take.

96

 A platform for connecting ridesharing services along with their drivers. The startup is targeting the US market, but has already expanded into Europe.

95

Travel insurance for on-demand ride-sharing

94

A GPS-based ride-sharing app that allows users to call a car directly from their phone.

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A ride-sharing platform for carpooling.

93

A new kind of payment system that allows taxi owners to compete with Uber and Lyft. Instead of needing to call a dispatcher, riders can hail a cab in real-time and pay directly through the app.

93

A new app for cheap, reliable rides.

92

A social find-a-ride app that’s loosely based on Uber, but with a different business model, focusing on peer-to-peer rides that take place in a ride-sharing network.

92

A startup that automatically bookmarks the location of where you’re going for your next Uber ride and updates it each time you call.

91

A startup for ride-sharing, carpooling, and the sharing economy in London.

90

Spots on the map that help you find the closest ride to your destination. The startup wants to make it easier for drivers to find the best ride deal by letting them mark where they want to be picked up and dropping off.

90

Startup that allows users to pay for their Uber rides with their Chase credit card, resulting in credits to their card balance.

90

“We pride ourselves on being one of the few VCs in the Bay Area that can actually speak the language of our portfolio companies, and we are happy to have the opportunity to learn Spanish and Portuguese.”

90

A startup that helps people pay for things, whether it’s a ride or a cup of coffee. The startup charges a fee of $5.95/month to charge and pay for things, and there’s an option to opt in for free.

89

A company that pairs with local taxi drivers to make group rides more affordable.

88

A startup that wants to help you get to work faster by providing an easy-to-use, low-cost way to book rides through Uber.

88

A connected car startup focused on providing an on-demand ride service. It’s one of the companies that was part of the Telangana government’s PPP program.

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Rental car companies have had a tough go of it lately, thanks to the rise of ride-sharing companies. What if a car could be rented on demand from the owner That’s what WizeRent aims to do.

86

Initially built to help people get around their cities without buying a car, Carpool is now a decentralized ride-sharing app that acts as a matchmaker for people who want to share their vehicles with a stranger.

86

An on-demand platform for sharing ride-hailing services.

85

A web-based tool that makes it easier for employees to find and request rides from the private transportation industry.

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 This company is building a platform for ride-sharing companies to work directly with customers.

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A startup that offers a mobile app that helps people schedule a ride with a licensed driver through the Uber app.

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A start-up that allows you to pay for your Lyft or Uber ride using the credit you get back from your credit card company’s rewards program.

82

A startup for rideshare drivers.

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Like Uber, this startup gamifies the concept of a taxi ride, with the user playing a dispatcher for a network of taxis. The app helps users find the closest taxis using data from Yelp and OpenTable.

81

A simple app that lets you order a car from a ride-sharing company without ever leaving the app.

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 The startup aims to be a single source of research on all of the different ride-sharing apps from Uber to Lyft.

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A digital “wallet” for rideshare drivers (that’s UberX, Lyft, etc.) to pay expenses like deductibles, gas and maintenance. The digital wallet eventually will allow drivers to take rides anywhere and pay their expenses without having to have cash on hand.

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A startup that helps you find a ride share for a trip by using a variety of technology to help you choose a car that’s right for you. The startup has raised $3.5 million in two rounds of funding.

79

A ride-hailing app that combines peer-to-peer carpooling with the convenience of Uber. The startup wants to build a system that lets people get around for less money while reducing traffic and pollution.

77

An online platform that helps people find and connect with others with similar interests (i.e. a Google search for people who like to ride bikes in San Francisco).

77

It’s an app that recruits drivers and cooks. The startup is looking to build a rideshare business on the back of its app.

75

A startup that provides a service that allows people to coordinate rides to and from events. The company says they have $15,000 in monthly recurring revenue, with a potential to hit $200,000 in revenue in 12 months.

75

A startup that helps small businesses track repairs, maintenance, and replacements rather than having to rely on spreadsheets and stops receiving Ubers and other ride-share services.

73

A mobile app that allows users to find and book a taxi and pay for rides with their credit cards. Currently operating in the UAE.

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The “Uber for Taxi” ridesharing service has a million drivers in India. UberGo gives them a way to turn their cars into cabs.

72

A startup that makes it possible to buy, sell, and collectively organize ridesharing services, much like Uber or Lyft but for cars

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Just like Uber, which allows you to summon a car at any time, this startup wants to allow anyone to get a ride at any time. Currently focused on bringing services to the campus.

70

Ride-sharing for the elderly. The startup is working on a ride-sharing service for seniors, called Seniorly. The company is also in talks with the US Department of Transportation to develop a pilot program for a level of autonomous driving.

69

A local rideshare company with a focus on Latin America.

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An AI-powered personal assistant that finds the cheapest ride for the user. The startup has over 500,000 rides booked since launching in April, with a 2% take rate.

67

The company is building a startup for car-sharing and ride hailing in India. The product is a fleet of tiny electric vehicles that are part of a shared ride service.

65

A mobile app that allows users to report and receive ride-hailing pickups in real time, and to track the progress of drivers as they carry out both scheduled and unscheduled pickups.

64

A company that wants to build a service that lets you call up an Uber-like app whenever you need a ride anywhere. The service would give you options for the type of car to be used and then would let you track the car’s progress.

64

A startup that helps people find like-minded people in their area to join them on a shared journey. The site lets you book a ride with others nearby, and lets them know when it’s ready to pick them up.

63

An iOS app that lets you get a ride with a stranger to get to work, without you having to pay for the ride.

62

A startup that lets people book rideshare services, place trips, and get suggestions from the app. It’s already working with over 5,000 drivers.

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This startup is building an Uber-like app that it says will be cheaper and more accessible for those who can’t afford a car. It will also have a carpooling component, so you can share a ride to work and your car with others.

61

Clink is a marketplace app designed to help people find a ride from destination to destination in a more efficient, inexpensive manner.

61

A platform that allows teams to manage their workflows collaboratively. The team is focused on making it useful for ride sharing companies and other companies that work with multiple contractors.

60

Gives people in the Los Angeles area a way to share their bike rides in real time.

59

A startup for scheduling Uber and Lyft rides

59

A platform for people to rent their personal vehicles to strangers using a mobile app, similar to a ride-sharing service but for personal vehicles.

56

With this startup, you can get a custom, one-of-a-kind shirt, crewneck sweater, or a onesie with your favorite movie character’s face on it. They want to build a brand for fans of a particular movie or TV show to wear with pride.

56

This is a mobile application that helps people find the nearest bus stop for their commute. It’s more than just a tool to find routes, the app also provides real-time alerts to riders who are nearby, letting them know when the next bus is arriving. Founded in June, the startup has plans to expand to other cities and has run tests in San Francisco and Minneapolis.

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“The last mile” of ride-hailing apps is the last mile to a person’s home. The startup wants to build an app that helps people find a driver to take them home.

55

A log analytics company that wants to turn the data from the billions of rides taken every day by its customers into actionable insights for its customers.

51

A platform that helps pay for and schedule a ride with a driver in minutes. The startup has raised $200,000 and has 2 employees.

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Combining the ease with which inter-city carpooling apps like UberPool and Lyft Line can be found with a new approach to making the rides more affordable, by adding a personal concierge to the ride to help with navigation, scheduling and other tasks.

50

A startup that wants to take on the role of the concierge, with a live human who can help you book a ride on Uber, book a hotel, or find an event.

49

A shared vehicle rental service where drivers can split the cost of a ride.

49

Matchmakers for the gig economy. The company is building a platform to help people find and hire gig economy workers for specific gigs, whether it’s a ride share, delivery, or a nanny.

48

A company that makes it easier to find, book, and pay for limo rides via the web.

47

A mobile app for people who ride bikes and want to find parking.

46

A ridesharing app that will pair people with drivers who have a car that can fit the rider’s luggage. The startup wants to make it easier for people to visit the city on vacation.

45

Builds on the Chariot ride-hailing app for major cities in North America. The company says it’s adding more and more supply every day.

44

A crowdsourced platform for mail-order brides that lets them communicate with potential suitors.

44

"A startup for public transportation from bike-share to ride-share to carpooling."

44

A company that makes an app for ride sharing that gives riders pay-per-mile pricing instead of the traditional per-mile pricing.

44

A company that wants to take the hassle of finding and booking a car service out of the equation and let you order a ride from your smartphone.

43

A platform to help you find the best transportation for your needs, including flight, train, ride sharing, and car.

42

A startup that offers a way for people to book rides from their homes to the airport. UberX rides are typically cheaper than cab rides, but even after the startup’s recent troubles, it has a market share of over 30%.

42

A product that will help you find and book a ride on a ride-hailing app, and then let you pay with your credit card.

42

A “car-sharing” platform where users can find a ride

41

A ridesharing service based in New York City.

40

A ride-hailing company that uses autonomous vehicles.

38

A ride-sharing service for people with medical needs.

37

A platform for booking a ride-share with Uber or Lyft. It is a competitor to UberRush, a company founded by former Uber and Lyft employees that allows ridesharing users to book a ride from a driver without a credit card.

36

A platform which aims to cut the cost of organizing and managing events by making it easy to book riders and vendors, and to collect payments.

31

A mobile app to help tourists book trips in real time, in a way that’s similar to using a mobile app to book a ride-share or a hotel. The company has a large following of users, and a potential to build a global brand from the ground up.

31

A startup that aims to be the "Uber of dog walks." The company plans to use the same GPS technology that powers Uber rides for a service that will be more convenient for pet owners.

30

A startup called Ava is the first to offer a solution to the “last mile problem” in ride-sharing. It’s a payment system that allows riders to send money to driver partners via Venmo.

29

A startup that wants to be the Airbnb of car rental with an app that matches drivers to riders with specific car requirements. The business gives drivers a way to earn extra income without having to own a car.

29

A London-based startup that wants to sell a service that helps auto-rickshaw drivers get paid for their rides.

28

A car service that allows people to book a ride in their car via a smartphone app.

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A company that allows people to order a shared ride with a stranger.

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A ride-sharing service that uses algorithms to match drivers with customers, as an alternative to the taxi companies that dominate the market. The drivers are paid when they’re matched with customers with a ride, and the startup is profitable.

25

A ride-hailing app for the elderly that wants to reduce the number of older people who are dependent on caregivers.

25

A product that allows you to request a ride on Uber without having to download an app. Users just have to link their phone number to their account.

25

 A smartphone app that allows you to leave a tip for your Uber driver at the end of a ride.

23

A cryptocurrency for peer-to-peer ride-sharing.

23

A startup that helps you schedule transportation for a carpool or ride share.

21

A platform that helps bike shops and bike riders easily communicate and do business with each other.

21

Private carpooling services, focused on getting people to share rides with people they know in person.

21

A hot air balloon tour company that uses an app on your phone to track time, location, and food intake on the ride.

20

A utility token for the global ride-sharing and car-sharing sector. The startup wants to bring a new level of transparency and collaboration to the industry, by creating a platform for drivers and riders to manage all their accounts on one platform.

20

A rideshare service focused on millennials and their desire to grow and be independent.

20

A startup that helps users buy tickets for bus, train, or plane rides, and has partnered with over 400 different transit agencies in the US. The service also has a loyalty program, allowing riders to earn points and then spend them on future tickets.

19

A ride-hailing and logistics company that helps farmers and farmers markets sell and deliver fresh food and other goods to customers.

19

A startup that allows people to request a ride with a driver, and then pay for it with a single tap of their phone.

19

A company that connects riders with drivers for ridesharing and carpools.

17

A new platform that allows you to share your carpooling plans with friends on your preferred ride-sharing app, while allowing the app to earn money from your ride-sharing efforts.

17

 A startup aiming to compete with Uber drivers by letting the public order rides the same way they order food.

16

This startup is looking to make it easier for people to share their ride requests, whether it be a ride with friends, a ride to the airport, or a ride to a restaurant.

16

A company that wants to build a platform that allows users to run their own autonomous transportation service. The startup has raised $2 million in seed funding. Their first product is the Dragon Ride, a micro electric vehicle that can carry up to 40 pounds of cargo.

16

 A platform that incentivizes rental cars to offer free rides for people who don’t have cars. The startup is based out of New York City.

16

Fix My Ride is a mobile app that lets users request a ride and pay for it through a mobile payment system, like Apple Pay or Google Pay.

16

A chatbot for booking rides on Uber and Lyft

15

A platform that aims to capitalize on the power of the “frictionless” commerce that comes from services like Uber and Airbnb. The platform will allow consumers to use apps to order groceries, ride-sharing, or take-out, and the company will cover the cost of delivery.

15

A startup founded by former Uber employees to help Uber drivers connect with riders through a network of private messaging

15

A ride-sharing service for commuters, where subscribers can have a vehicle drop them off at their office, or pick them up from there, for a small monthly fee.

15

A hybrid ride-sharing service with a focus on local service, with an emphasis on the riders.

14

A company that helps you find a ride on Uber, Lyft, and other ride sharing services.

13

This startup helps save money by letting commuters access value-added features for free on their commute. The startup takes a cut, but the idea is that it will be a better business model than other ride-hailing companies.

13

In the spirit of the “Uber for X” model, a startup that aims to “turn every car into a self-driving vehicle” for ridesharing services.

13

Mentioned on Forbes as an example of “a group of entrepreneurs who are making some smart decisions for the future of transportation.” They’re making an electric scooter that’s more than just a toy and aims to build a fleet of them for riders in places where people deal with traffic and don’t have a car — and to not just be a toy for rich people.

12

A platform for organizing and tracking group rides. The company is also working on its own app, but it’s working on turning volunteers into drivers to spur growth.

11

A ride-hailing service for medical patients to help alleviate the demand for rideshare services and cut down on the time and money spent trying to find a ride.

10

 The startup aims to disrupt the Ubers and Lyfts of the world by creating an app that allows rideshare drivers to make money by making their own deliveries.

10

This is a startup that delivers “zero-emission” electric scooters to riders who are too old or infirm to bike.

10

A system that helps employees find and book Uber rides after a shift ends.

10

A startup that wants to make it easier to find a ride-sharing service to pick up the family or friends when they need to be dropped off.

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A self-driving car startup that plans to partner with ride-hailing companies to help get people to where they want to go.

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This is a carpooling service for drivers looking to save money on gas and time. It’s also a way for drivers to find fares for ride-share services like Uber and Lyft, as long as they’re willing to take a longer drive.

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A startup that provides a service for a wedding planner to visit the bride-to-be, help them plan their wedding and then help them find a wedding dress

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Idea: This is a mobile app that makes it easy to get a ride using your smartphone Riders can also use the app to manage their ride, directly with the driver, without speaking to a dispatcher It’s currently available in the Bay Area, with free rides during the trial period

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Idea: A voice-controlled app for music, shopping, and ordering rides

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Idea: A mobile app that offers a way for users to discover and book experiences like hot air balloon rides and cooking classes

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Idea: A way to help people find a ride home after a night out. The startup wants to make it easier for people to get home after a night of drinking.

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Idea: A startup that’s trying to make it easier for urbanites to move around their city using a variety of transportation options, from public transit, to ridesharing, to walking.

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A platform that allows users to purchase and sell data. For instance, a third-party could use the API to compare the cost of an Uber ride in different cities.

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A startup that helps people find services for hiring ride-sharing drivers

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