Juliette Kayyem

Her company’s new software makes ridesharing safer by monitoring what happens inside the car.

Company name:
Grip Mobility
Location:
BostonMA 
Founded:
2019
Industry:
Science Pioneers
Co-founder:
Bilal Khan
Juliette Kayyem.  Photo Credit: Courtesy subject

Juliette Kayyem is the co-founder and CEO of Grip Mobility, a Boston-based tech startup launched this past spring that makes patent-pending software to monitor what happens inside ridesharing vehicles. The product streams recorded audio and video from the driver's phone directly to the ridesharing app. In addition to providing an extra security layer, the technology could help companies like Uber and Lyft settle passenger-driver disputes, as well as insurance claims. The idea behind Grip Mobility was originally developed by Zemcar, a now-shuttered “Uber for kids” startup where Kayyem served as CEO. “If your technology is being used to bring people together,” she says, “you’re responsible to make sure that it’s in a safe environment.” --Guadalupe Gonzalez

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