September 24, 2014 | News, Press Releases

Sidecar Joins The Internet Association

Beckerman: “Sharing economy platforms like Sidecar exemplify the Internet’s ability to foster new and innovative services that disrupt entrenched industries and improve people’s lives…”

 

Washington, D.C. — The Internet Association announced today that ridesharing company Sidecar has joined the trade group of leading Internet companies as its 28th member.

“Sidecar’s technology platform offers a safe and affordable way for people to get around their city,” said Sunil Paul, Co-founder and CEO of Sidecar. “Sidecar also helps everyday drivers monetize the extra space in their car providing real economic value and job creation. As with many innovative companies, policies don’t always keep pace with innovation and progress. We are excited to join The Internet Association and work with them to advance our shared goal of championing technology innovation and challenging roadblocks that attempt to stall or stop the application of these solutions to revolutionize industries.”

Founded in 2012, Sidecar is a ridesharing service that connects everyday drivers with people nearby via a smartphone app. The San Francisco based company is currently offering its services in 10 U.S. markets and has facilitated more than a million safe and affordable rides over the past two years.

“Sharing economy platforms like Sidecar exemplify the Internet’s ability to foster new and innovative services that disrupt entrenched industries and improve people’s lives,” said Michael Beckerman, President and CEO of the Internet Association. “The Internet Association is proud to welcome Sidecar as our newest member.”

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