An engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur, Sam Zaid is driving change with Getaround, a carsharing platform powered by Getaround Connect® technology, which provides drivers access to book and unlock great cars shared by people nearby. With 5 million users in over 300 cities in the U.S. and Europe, Getaround’s vision is to create a world in which all cars are shared in order to enable more livable communities that are less congested and polluted.
Prior to Getaround, Mr. Zaid was the Founder and COO/CTO of Apption, a boutique firm specializing in modernizing enterprise infrastructure using artificial intelligence and big data. He was also Founder and CEO at 360pi, the market leader in retail price intelligence, which was acquired by Market Track and Vista Equity.
Passionate about fostering entrepreneurship and mentoring young founders, Mr. Zaid co-founded Fresh Founders in 2006, a club for young technology entrepreneurs, now the most prolific network in Canada. He enjoys sharing the experience and lessons he’s learned (and continues to learn) founding and growing technology companies.
Mr. Zaid holds numerous patents and is an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a graduate of Queen’s University, where he studied Engineering Physics, and an alumnus of Singularity University.