28 Apr - HARVARD/STANFORD TECH TALKS: RYDE CARPOOL APP FOUNDER TERENCE ZOU (HBS '09)
Nearly 2 dozen Harvard and Singapore alumni listened as RYDE app founder Terence Zou described his challenges and experiences launching an innovative start-up in Asia.
RYDE (www.rydesharing.com) is Singapore’s leading carpool app, with over 30,000 subscribers, and recently launched in Hong Kong. It recently received seed funding of US$1.5 million, and has been featured in Forbes, Bloomberg, Tech in Asia and the Straits Times. RYDE matches users via GPS, emphasizes the social aspects of carpooling, and broke new ground when it recently received insurance for users from Aviva. Terence Zou (HBS ’09) is a former Singapore Navy commander turned tech entrepreneur and NUS lecturer.
The event was hosted by the Harvard University Association of Alumni in Singapore (HUAAS) and the Stanford Club of Singapore. Thanks to VP Oscar Tan for hosting the event at the offices of DLA Piper in Singapore.