The evening will feature a fireside chat with Daniel Ramot, CEO of Israel founded, NYC based Via, which is disrupting public transportation by providing ride sharing services for a flat fee of $5 + tax in New York City/Brooklyn, Chicago, and Washington D.C.. In NYC, where Via first launched, they are now providing more rides than Uber in large swaths of the city during morning and evening rush hour.
In addition to rolling out it's ride sharing service to new cities, Via recently raised $100 million to execute it's plan to be the dominant global on demand transit platform for cities around the world.
We'll talk with Daniel about the evolution of Via from an idea to the rapidly growing company it is today. We'll talk about his experience raising $100 million, working with automobile manufacturers and cities around the world, and what it's like to compete against Uber, the most well financed start up in history. We'll also talk with Daniel about the Israel tech ecosystem, moving to New York, and building a big company in the U.S.. We'll finish the Fireside Chat with questions from our Meetup members.