Feb. 26, 2018—Ali Vahabzadeh, the CEO and co-founder of ride-sharing startup Chariot, which Ford acquired in September 2016, has left the company, according to TechCrunch.
“We thank Ali for his passion and dedication to building Chariot into the growing mobility business it is today,” the company told TechCrunch in a statement. “We are glad he will continue to serve Chariot as a director on the Chariot board, and all wish him well in his next adventure.”
He has been replaced in the interim by Dan Grossman, who leads Microtransit for Ford Smart Mobility, while the company looks for a permanent person to lead Chariot.
It seems that Ali himself had quietly announced his departure two weeks ago, to no one’s notice—writing that he wanted to step away to pursue his next entrepreneurial venture.