Bloomberg, Cornell Tech, & Tech:NYC invite you to join us for the latest installment of the Cornell Tech @ Bloomberg Speaker Series, featuring Daniel Ramot, Co-founder & CEO of Via, in conversation with Scarlet Fu of Bloomberg Television.
Daniel Ramot & Oren Shoval founded Via in 2012 as an on-demand, mobile-based platform to power dynamic shared rides. Inspired by the sheruts, or shared taxis, they had used in Israel, Ramot & Shoval launched Via's consumer service on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in 2013.
Today, Via operates in cites across the U.S., all five boroughs of New York City, & more than 20 countries around the world. Its offerings range from being a direct provider of rideshare services, such as in New York, to partnerships with more than 90 outside organizations & municipalities that leverage Via's technology to power their own rideshare services.
In contrast to other rideshare companies, Via sees itself as operating within the market for public transportation rather than competing with private cars & taxis. This summer, Via announced a partnership with New York City's Department of Education to launch Via for Schools. The company's software will be used to optimize the routes of the City's 10,000 school buses, providing students & parents with real-time information on their buses' whereabouts.
We hope you'll join us for this conversation, in which Ramot & Fu will discuss Via's place in the rideshare market, how Ramot's Ph.D. in neuroscience was the perfect preparation for launching the company, why it chose to partner with cities on public transportation, & where it might go next.
Cocktail reception begins
Doors close, conversation starts
Audience Q&A with Cornell Tech students
Networking & hors d'oeuvres to follow
PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited & registered attendees will be seated on a first come, first served basis. Doors close promptly at the top of the hour. Individuals arriving late may be turned away from the building. No walk-ins allowed.
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Co-founder & CEO
Daniel Ramot is the Co-founder & CEO of Via. Prior to Via, Daniel built supercomputers designed to discover new pharmaceutical drugs at D. E. Shaw Research & developed avionic systems for F-15s & F-16s for the Israeli Air Force. He has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University & is a graduate of the Israel Defense Forces' elite Talpiot computer & science training program.