Vugo is rideshare advertising and entertainment. We have won multiple awards since founding the company in 2015. Vugo has led the effort to improve the passenger experience through media and entertainment, while working on new ways to increase take home earnings for rideshare drivers & mobility operators. We also like to defend the 1st Amendment as a hobby. People should be able to watch what they want in the backseat of for-hire vehicles like dispatched by services like Uber and Lyft.
COO & Chairman of Vugo
James came up with the concept of VUGO while working as a digital strategist at an agency, and moonlighting as an Uber driver in Chicago. He coined the term Rideshare Advertising in 2013. James currently calls Oakland, California home.
James is both founder and chairman of VUGO. He is an acomplished B2B marketing technologist. He was previously the head of marketing at LISNR another leading midwestern technology startup. Originally from Western Colorado James enjoys nature and travel.
University of St. Thomas - College of Business - Class of 2011
Eugene "The Machine" Kurdzesau is VUGO's CTO. He enjoys kite surfing, continuous personal improvement and tinkering at the intersection between hardware and software. From building cafe racers, electric cars and most recently smart music tech via Stomp.ai.
Metropolitan State University - Computer Science Software Engineering
Belarusian National Technical University- Mechanical Engineering
Co-Founder at Vugo
Michael is Vugo’s Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder. He’s a futurist, a problem solver and a deal-maker. Michael’s been helping start ups find success by paving paths to new revenue and building impactful partnerships for 10 years. Michael is a Minnesota native who spends his free time biking, camping and traveling with his family.
Union College - Managerial Economics - Class of 2009