Most Recent Funding
$130 Thousand Angel on May 18, 2008
Founded:
May 22, 2008
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Description:
Carticipate offers a location-based mobile social network for sharing rides and carpooling.
Founders:
Steffen Frost
Categories:
Social Network Media, Gas, Transportation, Navigation, Clean Technology, Environmental Innovation, Mobile
Website:
http://www.carticipate.com

Detailed Description

Update

Carticipate on the iPhone is the first ride sharing application on a location aware mobile platform and is available as a free download on Apple's App Store on iTunes.

The Company is building a location based mobile social network for ride sharing, ride combining, and car pooling, an activity which the company refers to as "carticipation."

Environmental concern and the price of gasoline is changing behavior where carticipating is becoming a necessity for an increasing number of people. Ride sharing and car pooling has been, up to this point, opportunistic since it isn't practical to call or email several people every time one wants to share a ride, especially on short notice.

Location-based smart phones and social networks are colliding with a rise in fuel prices driving the carticipation model where social transportation will compliment and augment public transportation.

Past Team (3)

Update

Funding Rounds (1) - $130k

Update
  • $130k / Angel

    May 18, 2008

Products (4)

Update
  • 0e63fd3ab840e110a2636b35027ac3d1

    Carticipate v1.4

    Carticipate is the first location based carpool application on a mobile platform and is available...
  • Cb default image

    DrinkLight

    Set your drink on the iPhone with this app and set the mood while you enjoy your cocktail at the...
  • V9lz8gga9jwh5q6haidf

    Indalo

    Indalo is a location based chat (LBC) application which allows one to post messages to a device...
  • Cb default image

    Carticipate FB

    Carticipate FB was launched in 2009

Offices/Locations (1)

Update
  • San Francisco

    2 Townsend Street

    San Francisco, CA 94107

    USA

Competitors (3)

Update
  • 0e9a07b7d88d9487b05c3f30ec3c146f

    Ecorio

    Ecorio was added to CrunchBase in 2008
  • 6eede185073b4613e7e4623890a8f7b9

    Carma

    Carma is a smartphone app enabling users to arrange carpools with the community.
  • Ef09cf8d25e9d9445ddf661b90e79107

    Lyft

    Lyft is an app that lets its users request friendly, safe, affordable transportation.

Images (1)

Update
  • A2abf33e5b9395d9fe5d0aefa5bd2587