Facebook app becomes well-funded car pool venture

07/30/2009 | NYTimes.com

John Zimmer and Logan Green started their car pool venture as a simple Facebook application that helped carless students find rides. Facebook provided the pair with a $250,000 investment, and now the 25-year-olds have built that app into a company that recently signed major deals with Wal-Mart and Cigna, as well as a ride-matching program with Zipcar.

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