I am Jeff Cripe, and I just raised $22 million to put vending machines in rideshare vehicles around the world. AMA!
Hey Reddit! Jeff Cripe, CEO and Co-Founder of Cargo, here. I’m joined today by Head of Driver Growth and Operations Kenny Liao(u/kadiation23), Operations Associate Julien Lepleux (u/julienlpx) and Driver Advocate Ryan Carson (u/rcarson95).
Rideshare is changing transit for everyone, everywhere. Collectively, we’re spending more time in-car than ever before - two billion hours in 2017! And while rideshare booms, retail is busting. The rise of ecommerce has signified the fall of brick and mortar retail, and as fewer people shop in-store, brands are looking for more distribution channels, closer to the consumer. Our mission is to upgrade the rider experience with affordable access to daily essentials and discovery goods, while helping drivers earn a more livable wage and getting brands in front of consumers’ eyes.
We’re here to answer all of your questions, including those about launching and growing a startup, raising capital, creating a team culture, and above all, making the life of rideshare drivers easier!
Any rideshare drivers looking to give Cargo a try can do so by checking out our website.
Team Verification: https://imgur.com/a/KypTfU1
EDIT: Thanks to everyone for chiming in and asking some great questions! It was a lot of fun to engage with this community, but it's time for us to sign off. Cheers!