An easy way for people to plan their commute to work.
Founded in January 2015 in San Francisco, Scoop provides an app to help long-distance commuters find affordable rideshares and expand their social circle. The service saves energy, reduces carbon emissions, and improves city traffic. The target customer group is the residents in the US west coast metropolitan area who have to commute to the city for work. These long-distance commuters need a more flexible, more affordable, and safer alternative.
The Scoop app automatically matches people who can share the same carpool. Users need to send out their request the day before and submit their carpool time and route, and passengers who live nearby or have the same employer will be matched first by the system. This enhances the safety of the rideshare and also strengthens community relationships.
Unlike other rideshare services that employ dynamic pricing, Scoop defines itself as a social enterprise that does not pursue maximum profits. Thus their prices are relatively lower than other competitors and have more access to financial assistance from businesses and local governments. This is why the company can continue to operate at low prices. The fact that the company’s operation model aligns with the visions of local governments (e.g. California) and businesses also boosts Scoop’s growth.
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Founded in January 2015 in San Francisco, Scoop provides an app to help long-distance commuters find affordable rideshares and expand their social circle. The service saves energy, reduces carbon emissions, and improves city traffic. Major investors include Silicon Valley heavyweight Index Ventures, G2 Venture Partners which specializes in vehicle digital transformation, and BNP Paribas.