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Car "ownership" for the autonomous era

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2016
  • Employees 2
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
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Company Summary

Upshift is taking all the friction out of mid- to long-distance trips for people who need a car occasionally. Our subscription service provides the experience of “calling an autonomous car by pushing a button on your phone” today. We eliminate the burden of owning a car while saving members up to $600/month. We improve our cities by unlocking street parking space. And we address climate change by reducing CO2 emissions.


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    Ezra Goldman
    Founded and CEO

    Ezra managed a startup in Copenhagen for 2 years and has worked for 5 years as a strategic consultant for clients like HP. He has been ahead of the shared transport trend for over 13 years including starting a university bikeshare in 1999 and working on a shared scooter concept at the MIT Media Lab with Piaggio in 2006. Ezra holds a Master's in City Planning from MIT.


Previous Investors

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    David Onek
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    Urban Us
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    Jake Gibson
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    Maia Bittner