Episode 16: Raj Kapoor

Raj Kapoor is the Chief Strategy Officer for Lyft, as well as the Head of Business for Lyft’s self-driving division. He joins Drew to talk about the inspiration and new purpose he found from his experience contracting and surviving COVID-19.

Once recovered, Raj created his new brainchild, World Without COVID, to empower others – COVID-positive or -negative – to come forward for testing and participating in clinical trials. He found there’s a stigma around having COVID-19. Now we all have an opportunity to fight this pandemic, together, by using World Without COVID.

Raj also shares his insights on the impact COVID-19 has had on him personally as well as for Lyft as a company. During these tumultuous times, he has witnessed how Spirit-led ideas and actions have sparked real change through these times.

Raj also serves as a board advisor for ClassPass and is a Venture Advisor at Mayfield Fund. Prior to Lyft, he was a co-founder and CEO of both Snapfish (acquired by HP in 2005) and Fitmob (acquired by ClassPass in 2015), as well as a managing director at Mayfield Fund. Raj holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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