Inc. magazine has named Boatsetter CEO Jaclyn Baumgarten as one of its “100 Women Building America’s Most Innovative and Ambitious Businesses.” This is the second year that the business publication has created its Female Founders 100 list. The magazine said that the women on its list have “transformed every major industry in America.”
Baumgarten launched a company called Cruzin’ in 2012, a peer-to-peer boat-sharing company that was similar to Airbnb. The company merged with a competitor in 2015 and then rebranded itself as Boatsetter.com. It is based in Fort Lauderdale, with offices in Europe. The company says that it has more than 350,000 users in 70 countries.
The list includes a range of female CEOs across multiple industries that have impacted business direction in the U.S., ranging from geothermal and solar-energy providers to manufacturers of organic powders for food drinks to dozens of app providers, to companies in the financial, fashion, food, sports, and platform-economy industries.