Zipcar to Go Public

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Zipcar (Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

Zipcar, the start-up car sharing company, has filed for a $75 million I.P.O. This comes after a long stretch of companies holding back on going public. New York Times finance reporter, Louise Story responds to whether Zipcar's confidence is a sign of improving economic times.

Guests:

Louise Story

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

Comments [1]

Garry G from Brooklyn NY

I think this is great news for future of mobility and I look forward to seeing how Zipcar's business model might evolve....

Pay per hour ownership models are great for urban dwellers-- but there is more innovation ahead w/ 'access' biz models.

'Point to point' on demand access models that might be even more lucrative and appealing to consumers. e.g. Park-n-Ride to sports stadium; light rail stop to business park, et al.

GM's partnership with Segway and the PUMA vehicle is a candidate 'chariot' form factor.

Zipcar certainly has the brand and back end IT support to make things happen.

Thanks for covering story...

Garry G

http://www.garrygolden.net

Jun. 02 2010 10:51 AM

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