RidePal offers corporate commute bus services for companies and individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles. RidePal works on a shared mobility or collaborative consumption model for corporate commuters, with route planning based on commuter demand and geography, as well as corporate recruiting priorities. The genesis for RidePal came from co-founder Nathalie Crious experience commuting from San Francisco to her job at Google in Mountain View on Google-provided buses, then losing access to the bus service when she moved to another job. The cleantech business incubator Greenstart selected RidePal as one of 5 companies out of 152 applicants for its second accelerator program in February 2012. In August 2012 RidePal closed a seed investment round of $500,000. Investors included Jeff Clarke, 500 Startups and Lisa Gansky.