We make short-distance carpooling convenient and attractive for both drivers and passengers. Our approach to ride sharing looks a lot like public transportation. We are different in that we 1) focus on specific, high traffic commuter routes 2) find reliable drivers at reliable times for a reoccurring schedule 3) pay the drivers a guaranteed rate of around 10 cents a kilometer and 4) charge the passengers approximately 15 cents per kilometer, often at rate significantly below the cost of other public transportation options.
Drivers are not incentivized to share their commutes due to the low expected return for a single trip and the perceived cost in time and inconvenience. This lack of supply causes potential passengers to ignore ride-sharing options in favor of more reliable options like private automobiles.
Match Rider fills a market opportunity in short distance carpooling by lowering the cost/benefit ratio. This gain is reflected in a guaranteed payment the driver receives for sharing their ride, and, for the passenger, an inexpensive, reliable, and convenient mode of transport to and from work.
The value proposition
Fixed meeting locations along the drivers route, called Match Points, work similar to bus stops to help drivers avoid detours. We are different in that we 1) focus on specific, high traffic commuter routes 2) find reliable drivers at reliable times for a reoccurring schedule 3) pay the drivers a guaranteed rate for the ride offers and 4) charge the passengers a price at or below the cost of other transportation options.
CEO and System Architect
MBA IT University of Illinois (USA), Alfie is responsible for the product including the website, API, and mobile apps. He has over 20 years experience developing logistical web and desktop software.
M.Sc. Information Systems, University of Hohenheim (Germany), Benedikt is PhD student at the University of Stuttgart. The last 6 years he has led the research cluster sustainable mobility at the University of Stuttgart
Business Developer and Marketing
B.Sc. Communication, Arts, Sciences, Michigan State University (USA) Katina is responsible for operations, marketing strategy, and customer acquisition. She has 7 years sales and marketing experience.
Business Developer and Finances
Economics, University of Heidelberg (Germany) Frank is Business Developer responsible for finances and product innovation. He has ten years of experience in finance, project management and GIS Technologies.
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