Joseph Kopser is the CEO and Co-Founder of RideScout. RideScout is an Austin, Texas-based technology company that enables seamless multimodal experiences and connected transit commerce to app users worldwide. The company is part of moovel Group GmbH, a subsidiary of Daimler AG, the maker of Mercedes-Benz. In 2015, RideScout acquired GlobeSherpa, a market leader in mobile ticketing for public transit.
RideScout is in over 69 cities in the U.S. and Canada earning the U.S. Department of Transportation Data Innovation Award as well as Joseph’s recognition as a White House Champion of Change as a Veteran in Clean Energy. Prior to RideScout, Joseph served in the U.S. Army for 20 years earning the Combat Action Badge, Army Ranger Tab and Bronze Star. Joseph is a graduate of West Point with a BS in Aerospace Engineering and also received a Masters from the Harvard Kennedy School in 2002. In his free time, he works closely with The Bunker Austin, an organization dedicated to supporting veteran entrepreneurs. In addition, he volunteers as Chairman of NSTXL working to improve U.S. Energy Security policy. He lives in Austin with his wife and three daughters.
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