The company, Scoop Technologies Inc. created Scoop in August 2015 in Pleasanton, Calif. and also operates in San Francisco, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and North San Jose to provide a connection between employers and even neighbors to carpool.
According to Scoop Technologies Inc., the app “automatically connects co-workers and neighbors who live in the same neighborhood and travel to the same work area. Commuters select each trip one way at a time and choose whether to ride or drive. Scoop’s algorithm matches them to a carpool with neighbors and co-workers for the most efficient commute.”
“Scoop’s carpooling offer is a great help for urban traffic and parking problems in cities, but it also enables employers in finding and supporting sustainable transportation solutions for their employees. Through this investment, BMW Mobility Services and Scoop together could offer a practical carpooling solution to a problem facing cities, starting here in the US.” said Ulrich Quay, head of BMW i Ventures, in a press release.
“For most employees, driving to and from work is the most frustrating time of the day — it’s expensive, unproductive, and stressful,” said Rob Sadow, CEO of Scoop, in the release. “We’ve built an app that allows commuters to enjoy all the benefits of carpooling without the hassle. This financing will enable our team to bring Scoop to more commuters in our area and beyond.”