Alissa Orlando is an experienced entrepreneur and operator building businesses that realize a more equitable economy. She is working with Zebras Unite and Start.coop to build the financial ecosystem for worker-owned businesses. Previously, served as co-founder and Managing Director of The Drivers Cooperative, which she built from scratch into the largest worker cooperative in the country in less than two years. The cooperative has generated millions in earnings for drivers, transported thousands of low-income New Yorkers with disabilities, released driver-owned mobile apps, raised over $2M from debt investors, and was featured by AOC, The New York Times, NPR, and several other news outlets.
Prior to the cooperative, Alissa spent four years building consumer technology companies across Africa. She founded an investment advisory business that raised over $50M for African entrepreneurs and was acquired by a venture capital firm, headed Uber’s operations across East Africa, and ran Rocket Internet’s food delivery business in Rwanda. She was also a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown and received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.