• Sunil Paul

    Co-Founder of Sidecar

    In 2012, Sunil co-founded Sidecar, an on-demand peer-to-peer ridesharing service with Jahan Khanna, Adrian Fortino, and Nick Allen. Sidecar operated in Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Philadelphia, Chicago, Boston, New York City and Washington, D.C.. Sunil’s team conceived of the technology that gave rise to the rideshare movement, reinventing transportation and making ridesharing safer, more convenient, and affordable. In December 2015, Sidecar ceased operations and was sold to General Motors. The sale included a license to Sidecar patents, which Sidecar continues to retain ownership of.

    Before Paul became an entrepreneur he worked as a Policy Analyst at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, working on nanotechnology and information technology and work on NASASpace Station information systems. He also served as an Internet Product Manager and Director Corporate Development for America Online, Inc during the mid-90s.

    Paul has co-founded and launched a number of other companies including Freeloader Inc., a web-based push technology service, and Brightmail, an e-mail filtering company, and has served as Director for various other companies including Lifeminders.com, Liveminders Inc., Livermind Inc., and Oorjna Protonics. He is also a founding partner in Sprint Ventures with investments in companies such as LinkedIn and Solazyme. He has served on the Board for Zynga and on the Advisory Board for Cleanweb Ventures as well as Huron River Venture Partners. He holds a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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