Jesse S. Sommer - COO
Jesse Sommer is the co-founder of CabCorner.com, and brings to the company a strong background in social entrepreneurship and commercial web startups. He boasts law and business degrees, and was raised vegetarian in a small village outside Albany, NY.
Over two years ago, we reported on CabCorner’s discussions with several of the finalists in NYC’s “Taxi of Tomorrow” competition. Unfortunately, none of our partners were selected, thereby denying our cab-sharing system a city-sponsored introduction into the taxis themselves.
However, it’s nonetheless satisfying to see New York’s program finally come to fruition with the arrival of [...]
For much of the past year, our operation has been engaged in hand-to-hand combat across multiple markets as the CabCorner team competed to maintain its leading position in an industry we pioneered. Yet as we near our project’s fifth anniversary (in July), we’ve decided to take a different approach. Many of the players in this [...]
Check it out HERE. Cities are trying to get drivers off the road; perhaps we should look into alliances in Dirty Jers!
If imitation is the highest form of flattery, then what does that make a blatant violation of intellectual property rights?
CabCorner: a success measured by the tenacity of our competitors. Click HERE for the reference!
Yesterday, Jon received an email from the founder of our cab-sharing competitor Fare/Share NYC. Notwithstanding the geographically limited name, this player had encountered some success overseas in London, and had even established connections with some big brick-and-mortar transportation companies.
Yet with his solicitation to interest us in buying the platform and integrating it into the CabCorner [...]
One of the most thrilling things about the CabCorner project and the new enterprises it birthed (CabEasy, VanCorner, etc.) has been tracing the dawn of “vehicular collaboration.” CabCorner came in at the ground level as just one component of a multifaceted and revolutionary approach to the way we travel. The work we’ve done has helped [...]
Perhaps you heard about our competitor’s run-in with the law: an Uber-affiliated cab driver was pulled over in Washington and the driver was ticketed… and despite degrees in both law and business, I have no freaking idea why.
Apparently, Uber’s owner doesn’t either. Nor does the City Council, which concedes that what Uber was doing is [...]
In the earliest months of CabCorner’s adventures in the media, much was made of the fact that my partner Jon and I had met at Wesleyan University–where he had subjected to me countless wonderful trials while inducting me into our fraternity. And a few years after our respective graduations, we reconnected to birth what has [...]
About fourteen months ago, we received several emails from newly-acquired CabCorner users (who had just read about us in various local media outlets) that expressed joy for having found our solution to the “lonely taxi problem,” as one writer characterized it. (They were referring to the lack of cab-sharing options prior to the introduction [...]
We here at CabCorner have admired Zimride’s model for quite some time. Although the company operates in a slightly different space, it is a fellow player in the ridesharing sector. Both Zimride and CabCorner share very similar goals: to save people money and reduce pollution by facilitating shared rides.
But whereas CabCorner began operations in the [...]