Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Robin Chase

Co-Founder
Zipcar and Veniam

Robin Chase is co-founder and former CEO of Zipcar; Buzzcar, a peer-to-peer car-sharing service in France (now merged with Drivy); and GoLoco, an online ride-sharing community. She is co-founder and a current board member of Veniam, a vehicle communications company building the networking fabric for the Internet of Moving Things. Her recent book is “Peers Inc: How People and Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy and Reinventing Capitalism.” Chase serves or has served on the boards of the World Resources Institute; Tucows; the Massachusetts Department of Transportation; the National Advisory Council for Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the U.S. Department of Commerce; the Intelligent Transportation Systems Program Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Transportation; the OECD’s International Transport Forum Advisory Board; the Massachusetts Governor’s Transportation Transition Working Group; and Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force. She advises the French National Digital Agency. Chase has been named among Time’s 100 Most Influential People, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Innovators and BusinessWeek’s Top 10 Designers. She graduated from Wellesley College and MIT's Sloan School of Management, was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow, and received an honorary doctorate of design from the Illinois Institute of Technology.