This is part 2 of our Mobile, On-Demand series. (Part 1)
The rise of on-demand mobile services has been called the “uberification of the service economy” by Steve Schlafman of RRE and rightly so. The rapid growth of Uber has been a major driver in the complete embrace of this business model by the venture capital community. Thus, it’s only right that we start this series with an eye toward transportation.
Transportation continues to be the center of on-demand activity and is the most mature of the on-demand sectors. In my research of >100 on-demand transportation startups, I have found a number of complex factors for the trends that we are seeing today, but for this part of the series, I will keep it high level. Rather than dive deep into specific issues, which we plan to do in the following posts, I thought the best way for me to share about consumer, on-demand transportation…
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