Ridaroo: ride-sharing web app launches free for Philly college students - Technical.ly Philly

Oct. 26, 2011 11:00 am

Ridaroo: ride-sharing web app launches free for Philly college students

Ride-sharing web application Ridaroo launched its college service last month, opening up the tool to some 300,000 students in the region with .edu emails from partnering universities, said co-founder Aksel Gungor. The company, launched in September 2010, licenses its web app to corporations, universities and other large institutions to allow their commuting populations to more […]

Ride-sharing web application Ridaroo launched its college service last month, opening up the tool to some 300,000 students in the region with .edu emails from partnering universities, said co-founder Aksel Gungor.

The company, launched in September 2010, licenses its web app to corporations, universities and other large institutions to allow their commuting populations to more easily establish carpools. Users list daily commutes or special trips, which prompts the web app to suggest other users in the same organization making similar routes.

It’s in talks with several large institutions, said Gungor, 24, and once those are announced as final, they’ll open up a round of funding. Thus far, the company has been funded by a summer 2010 friends and family round.

The company has deep Drexel ties.

Gungor, who also serves as the company’s COO, is a Drexel University finance graduate and founded the company in spring 2010 with Andy Guy, 30, the CEO, a Penn State CS alumnus and Drexel MBA graduate. The pair has two developers on staff, who are still students at Drexel. The team will be incubated at the Baiada Center for Entrepreneurship.

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Christopher Wink

Christopher Wink is a cofounder and Editorial Director of Technical.ly, the local technology news network. In that capacity, he is a co-organizer of Philly Tech Week, Baltimore Innovation Week, Delaware Innovation Week and other events that bring smart people together. Previously, Wink worked for a homeless advocacy nonprofit and was a freelance reporter for a variety of publications. He writes regularly about news innovation and best business practices on his personal blog here and curates a personal monthly newsletter of ideas and links here. The bicycle commuter loves cities, urban politics and squabbling about neighborhood boundaries.

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