Zūm raises $5.5 million to pick your kids up from school


Busy parents could benefit a lot from ridesharing, but they can’t send their children alone in an Uber until they are 18-years-old.

That’s why several startups are trying to build an “Uber for kids” concept, acting as a shuttle to take kids from school to soccer practice or home.  There’s HopSkipDrive and Shuddle (which shut down), but now a newer entrant, Zūm is said to be gaining traction.

Impressed with the progress since its early 2016  launch, Sequoia Capital is leading a $5.5 million Series A round for Zūm.

Zūm is becoming a “one-stop shop for busy families,” said Sequoia’s Bryan Schreier. And “they’ve done an especially good job working with schools, in addition to parents.”

Partnerships with schools is one way that Zūm hopes to set itself apart…

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