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Transforming the Gig Economy

Transforming the Gig Economy

Empower’s mission is to transform the “Gig Economy” so that hard-working Americans can earn a sustainable living. This transformation begins with the rideshare industry. To do that, Empower has built innovative software that allows drivers to set their own rates and collect and keep 100% of the fare. Empower’s software also enables riders to indicate what matters most to them. By decentralizing pricing and providing riders with greater choice, Empower’s software is able to suggest the driver that is the best match for a rider, not simply the driver that is closest to them. Empower is revolutionizing the transportation industry. Not by providing transportation, but by selling software that puts transportation decisions back into the hands of drivers and riders. Empower provides the information and tools that drivers need to take control of their financial future and the choices that riders need to safely and affordably get from point A to point B. With Empower, both drivers and riders win. By getting rid of the middleman, drivers using Empower earn more and riders using Empower pay less. At the end of the day, Empower understands what the rideshare companies don’t: While there are no rides without riders, there are also no rides without drivers. At Empower, we believe that everyone has a voice and we are listening. Together we can EMPOWER!

Head of Market Launch Operations

Empower Community Manager (DC)

Empower Community Manager (Winston Salem / Greensboro)

Lead UI/UX Designer

Full-Stack Web Developer

Joshua Sear

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Founder and CEO @Empower


Funded over

5 rounds

Latest round

Series A (Aug 2020)