Riders, drivers and employees — together, we’re on a mission to transform transportation by building a more affordable, accessible way to get where you’re going.
Sidecar is an urban logistics network powered by everyday people. The company offers three services: Sidecar, a ride app that connects riders with everyday drivers in their personal vehicle; Shared Rides, a discounted instant carpooling app; and Sidecar Deliveries, which combines people and packages on the same route for the fastest, most affordable and innovative same-day delivery solution for retailers.
Sidecar rides are available in ten U.S. markets. Sidecar Deliveries operates in 11 cities and has completed nearly 100,000 deliveries for hundreds of retailers in five months. Founded in 2012 and based in San Francisco, Sidecar is backed by top-tier investors including Union Square Ventures, Avalon Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Google Ventures and Sir Richard Branson.
Sunil is a veteran entrepreneur, champion of climate reform and disrupter of the status quo. Under his leadership Sidecar has expanded from the first instant rideshare company in San Francisco to cities nationwide. His passion to reinvent transportation dates back over a decade.
In 2011, Sunil successfully lobbied the California legislature to pass a law for peer-to-peer car sharing, a law that has since been adopted by Oregon and Washington. In 2002, Sunil was issued a patent, now held by Sidecar, for using smartphones to coordinate transportation. As an investor and partner at Spring Ventures, Sunil coined the term “cleanweb” which marries information technology and the social web with green initiatives. Sidecar is the realization of Sunil’s cleanweb vision.
Sunil also co-founded and led Brightmail, the leading anti-spam company later sold to Symantec and FreeLoader, the first web based push technology service.
Jahan Khanna is a nationally recognized transportation technology pioneer.
As a University of Michigan Student, Jahan was lead programmer on the “Magic Bus Project”, a transit application that told passengers how long they’d wait for the next bus.
This school project became Shepherd Intelligent Systems, a transportation software company for public transit, taxi, limo, school and shuttle bus fleets that was later adopted by universities nationwide.
Under Jahan’s leadership, Sidecar’s engineering team has developed a dynamic, intuitive and scalable platform that has matched millions of rides nationwide.
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