Robin Chase is founder and CEO of GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. GoLoco helps people quickly arrange to share car trips of all lengths between trusted friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and handles online payments from passengers to drivers for their share of the trip costs. GoLoco's innovative combination of social networks and online payment systems recasts how we think about car travel, making it a time for socializing and with a new emphasis on trip efficiency, in order to reduce per passenger costs.
Robin is also founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world. Zipcarâs use of the Internet and wireless technology enables rental cars to emulate personal cars.
Robin is frequently consulted by transportation and planning departments, city and state government agencies, and NGOs about wireless and mesh networking applications in the transportation sector, innovation and economic development. She served on the Boston Mayorâs Wireless Task Force, and the Governor-electâs Transportation Transition Working Committee.
I can be reached at rchase @ alum.mit.edu 617-230-4479