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John Zimmer’s interest in peer-to-peer transportation began at Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration. Upon learning that only 20% of seats in cars on highways are occupied, he began working on ways to use existing information infrastructures to solve the problem of unused, empty seats. After a brief stint on Wall Street, John made his way to San Francisco, where in 2007 he and cofounder Logan Green launched Zimride--the predecessor to Lyft. Since unveiling the on-demand ride-sharing platform in June 2012, Lyft has quickly become one of the fastest-growing tech companies with more than $330 million raised from leading investors Andreessen Horowitz, Alibaba, and Founders Fund. Lyft is currently in more than 60 cities across the country with millions of rides shared on the platform to date.