Harry here. It seems like more and more companies are shutting their doors these days than opening them. I can’t say I’m surprised since it really speaks to the disconnect between a lot of start-ups that fail and the people (in this case drivers) they’re trying to serve. I see this a lot with employees at Uber, but if you’re a start-up like Breeze looking to scale (doing the exact same thing that Uber does with Xchange Leasing) you have to do things differently than Uber. You can’t go out and offer a crappy product with questionable recruiting tactics and expect drivers to stick around. I’ve actually gotten a couple e-mails this week from employees at Breeze and it seems like they were also treated pretty poorly as the ship was sinking. More to come on this as we learn more.
Today, senior RSG contributor John Ince takes a look at a couple companies that are closing shop, the cottage industry around training drivers and an interesting UberPool promotion in NYC.
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