What if I told you there was an app out there with 100,000 users? This app alerts you where your friends are, operates a Clubhouse-style chat, and can even turn your phone into a dash cam. In this episode, I’m chatting with Luiz Neves, co-founder of StopClub, all about what this app offers drivers – and when it’s coming to the US!
Intro to Luiz Neves
- Co-Founder of StopClub
- Vertical social network designed for gig workers
- Designed to help the gig community work safer and better together
- Started in Brazil
- Gig workers are very different from cab drivers
- Connecting people and creating community
- Driving for Uber in Brazil is similar to driving for Uber in the US
- Slightly higher percentage of Brazilians work in the gig economy than the US
Differences: Driving in Brazil vs US
- Many drivers in Brazil rent their vehicles, not own
- Variety of vehicles too – natural gas vs. gasoline
- Brazilian drivers feel less safe than drivers in the US – robberies happen a lot in Brazil
How Does StopClub Work?
- Helps drivers record video and audio in their cars
- Social network is another popular feature – connect to friends
- Can also see where your friends are on the map
- Working well in Brazil
Expansion into the US Market
- Growth challenges – how will you tell drivers something like this exists?
- Driver churn
- Getting testers for the US market
- Working on a ‘Live’ feature
- Big thanks to Luiz for coming on the podcast and chatting with us!