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.