Steve-Schoeffler-erideshare.jpeg founder and CEO Steve Schoeffler watched the Internet grow in the 1990s until he had a light bulb moment: Carpooling could be a natural way for people to connect online. Though the reach of the site was small when it debuted in 1999, its audience has steadily grown to 30,000+ monthly users as visitors have become more interested in ride sharing to spare money and resources. The free online service has created a social network of sorts for those looking for everything from regular commutes to one-time cross-country adventures.