Peers inc: how people and platforms are inventing the collaborative economy and reinventing capitalism by robin chase when robin chase cofounded zipcar, she not only started a business but established the foundation for one of the most important economic and social ideas of our time: the collaborative economy. Robin chase is the founder of zipcar and the peer-to-peer car sharing marketplace buzzcar, and the author of peers inc we interviewed her at ouishare fest 2015 robin chase believes the key to successful marketplaces lies in narrowing the scope and broadening the circle of friends. Speaking at the hult international business school campus in san francisco, zipcar co-founder robin chase said the firm’s aim is to make renting a car as easy as using your own it has created a community of individual car owners who make their vehicles available for hire. ''this is what the internet was made for,'' said robin chase, a co-founder of zipcar, a web-based car-rental business that has been expanding in the new york area zipcar offers cars for short.
Peers inc kindle edition by robin chase is cofounder of zipcar, along with three other companies (veniam, buzzcar, chase robin economy excess platform platforms collaborative zipcar capacity future business sharing climate today companies airbnb build become global examples. Woman of the hour, robin chase robin chase is the co-founder and former ceo of zipcar , an innovative car sharing service, and is currently the ceo of golocoorg , a venture combining online carpooling and social networking. Zipcar co-founder robin chase is spearheading an initiative to promote a unified framework for the future of mobility and the impending arrival of autonomous vehicles. Robin chase was the founder of zipcar, a car-sharing company, which is now 12 years old and had revenues of $242 million in 2011 zipcar currently parks 10,000 cars across the us, canada, the uk, spain, and austria, which are rented by the hour and driven by almost 1 million people.
Robin chase, co-founder of zipcar, explains it better what the intercontinental hotel group achieved in 65 years, airbnb did in four uber and hailo are replacing traditional taxi companies. Chase is currently writing a book about peers inc, the collaborative business model that celebrates individual products or services on large platforms such as etsy, taskrabbit, or airbnb. Antje brought a more earthy, holistic view to the company, says mark chase, robin’s brother and the director of business development at zipcar for four years. 113: learn how robin chase of zipcar built the largest car sharing company in the world 6 lessons i learned in business, by robin chase 1 is zipcar is now the largest car sharing company in the world, and it is an idea that we didn’t even invent we just exceuted it way better than other people.
Robin chase, who co-founded zipcar in 2000, has since started french car-sharing service buzzcar, online ridesharing service goloco, and vehicular wi-fi provider veniam. Wrestling the technology platform technology has always been at the heart of zipcar, thanks to a prescient understanding by its founder, robin chase, that using web and mobile technologies would. + the incorporation of zipcar: 2000 chase and danielson agreed to share equal equity of zipcar used a $50,000 convertible loan from one of chase’s former mit classmates to develop zipcar’s technology platform mit engineer paul covell wrote the software for “zipcards” that have the ability to authorize car users and track odometer.
Zipcar carsharing case study: zipcar is a subsidiary of avis budget group which acquired it in 2013 originally zipcar was founded by antje danielson and robin chase in 2000 zipcar’s famous tagline: “wheels when you want them” comes from the early days and is contributed to robin chase. Like many entrepreneurs shaking up the world of work, zipcar co-founder and former ceo robin chase talks enthusiastically about the myriad virtues of the “collaborative economy” unlike most. I started zipcar in 2000, armed with three beliefs: people would be willing to share cars instead of owning them because the economics makes sense a platform leveraging new technologies would.
Robin chase, co-founder of zipcar inc, speaks at the united nations cop21 climate summit, at le bourget, in paris, france, on saturday, dec 5, 2015. In her book, peers, inc, robin chase (the founder of zipcar) suggested that sharing business models optimize under-utilized resources in society we agree, although as we studied the business. When robin chase cofounded zipcar, she not only started a business but established the foundation for one of the most important economic and social ideas of our time: the collaborative economy.
Zipcar 9-803-096 rev: may 9, 2005 myra hart michael j roberts julia d stevens zipcar: refining the business model it was october 14, 2000, and robin chase was leaving yet another meeting with potential providers of capital for her fledgling venture, zipcar. Karl held laura gallas ben midthun riley eichhorn zipcar: refining the business model the idea for zipcar began in 1999 when antje danielson approached robin chase with her new idea for a start up – car sharing danielson had observed the concept of car sharing on a vacation in germany, which she noted was a trend throughout europe. Robin chase, co-founder, zipcar, veniam author of peers inc disruption at scale: seeing it, doing it, harnessing it, and guiding it this new organizational paradigm, people + platforms (peers inc), is changing the way we build businesses, work, and ultimately shapes economies. Dire, zipcar gave in to investors’ demands and replaced ceo and co-founder robin chase with scott griffith, the former ceo of the software company digital goods 5 in 2005, zipcar secured.