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    In this episode, I’m chatting with Olaf Sakkers about the rapid transformation occurring in the mobility industry right now. We talk about the efficiency of the trip marketplace, ultra fast delivery companies and more. 

    Intro to Olaf Sakkers

    • Co-founder and GP at RedBlue Capital, an early stage mobility-focused venture capital firm
    • Served in the Israel Defense Forces and discovered how autonomous vehicles could transform transportation
    • Author of Mobility Disruption Framework
    • Knew that he would go into the tech industry

    Unbundling the Car

    • There’s a system holding up these inefficiencies
    • Socialized system around cars
    • Regressive system
    • Cars take up a lot of space – but why?

    Ultra-Fast Delivery Services

    • Many apps are going beyond traditional services
    • Incorporating payment, local transit, etc.
    • Can even think of Amazon as a mobility service
    • “Super apps”

    Advocating for Micromobility

    • Changing perceptions – offer alternatives
    • Acknowledge that in some cases, cars won’t be replaced
    • Change of habits
    • Educating people

    What’s Next?

    • Electric vehicles in emerging markets
    • New technology
    • Getting a new firm off the ground
    • New investment

    Outro

    • Big thanks to Olaf for coming on the podcast!

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.