Carticipate has been closed
Total Equity Funding
$130k in 1 Round
San Francisco, California
Carticipate offers a location-based mobile social network for sharing rides and carpooling.
Oil and Gas, Ride Sharing, Transportation, Navigation, Mobile

Company Details


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.

Funding Rounds (1) - $130k

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
May, 2008$130k / Angel0

Products (4)

  • Carticipate FB was launched in 2009
  • Carticipate is the first location based carpool application on a mobile platform and is available on the iPhone.
  • Set your drink on the iPhone with this app and set the mood while you enjoy your cocktail at the lounge.
  • Indalo is a location based chat (LBC) application which allows one to post messages to a device verified location.

News (18)

Jul 3, 2012Mashable - It's Easy Going Green: These 5 Apps Can Help
Apr 4, 2012Huffington Post - Tech - Apps Give Carpooling A New Twist, With Same Old Headaches
Sep 15, 2011Business Insider (tech) - 15 Apps That Will Save You Gas Money
Sep 15, 2011shine.yahoo.com - Want to Go Green? There's an App for That!
Sep 15, 2011Business Insider (tech) - 15 Apps That Will Save You Gas Money
Jul 5, 2011CNet - Three carpooling apps to cut commuting costs - CNET
Jan 24, 2011Gigaom - Getaround Eyes Facebook, Electric Cars for “P2P” Car Sharing
Dec 18, 2010yesmagazine.org - Share Your Stuff

Competitors (3)

  • Carma is a smartphone application that enables users to arrange carpool rides with the community.
  • Ecorio is a Mobile company.
  • Lyft is reconnecting people and communities through better transportation.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • San Francisco

    2 Townsend Street

    San Francisco, California 94107

    United States

Images (1)


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