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RideScout, GlobeSherpa merge to become moovel North America

Posted on April 14, 2016

RideScout and GlobeSherpa haved merged to become moovel North America LLC. Simply referred to as “moovel,” the company works to bring mobility solutions for public and alternative transportation options to North American cities through two distinctive but complementary products: moovel transit and RideTap.

“moovel is working to create a future for urban mobility. We want all forms of transportation, from public transit to rideshare to on-demand ride apps, to break out of their silos and become organized into one well-connected experience, with public transit as the foundational core,” said Nat Parker, CEO of moovel North America and co-founder/former CEO of GlobeSherpa. “Transportation is no longer just a question of options, but of convenience and ease of use. Our exceptional teams in Portland and Austin are in pursuit of the most seamless experience for both transportation providers and consumers to define the future of mobility.”

The solutions provided by moovel work to organize all transportation information and booking/payment options into one connected experience for transportation providers, app companies, and consumers through these two products:

  • moovel transit: The moovel transit platform, formerly GlobeSherpa’s TransitSherpa platform, is a suite of white-labeled mobile ticketing and payment solutions for public transit authorities in North America. moovel transit also helps public transit apps integrate with the rest of the urban transportation ecosystem, including first-/last-mile options like bikeshare and on-demand car services. Mobile ticketing is ushering the future of transportation, bringing every transit provider and millions of riders into the ecosystem of modern, urban mobility. Currently moovel transit has 13 clients in the U.S.
  • RideTap: A Software Development Kit (SDK) that allows any app to leverage a network of transportation partners in one easy integration. An evolution of the RideScout app’s functionality to power shared-use mobility, people using apps with RideTap installed will be able to easily find nearby ride options based on where they are right now. For example, transit apps can use RideTap to solve common first-/last-mile issues, or a messaging or restaurant review app can integrate RideTap to help their users get to their final destination. Through the RideTap network and the RideTap SDK, both transportation and non-transportation apps can provide a frictionless, real-time multimodal experience to their users. Currently operating in private beta, RideTap is piloting its first program in Portland, Ore. through the TriMet Tickets mobile app, where riders can request a Lyft or reserve a car2go. The product will launch to a broader audience later this year.

Co-founders and former CEOs of GlobeSherpa and RideScout will take executive roles at moovel. Nat Parker, co-founder and former CEO of GlobeSherpa, is now CEO of moovel NA; Joseph Kopser, co-founder and former CEO of RideScout, is now president of moovel Group GmbH. Both report to Jörg Lamparter, global CEO of moovel Group GmbH.
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