Scoop gets funding for carpooling solution

Scoop Technologies, Inc., creators of the carpooling mobile application Scoop, has raised a USD5.1M funding round led by Signia Venture Partners with participation by Index Ventures, BMW i Ventures and Workday Ventures, the company said.

Since their launch in August 2015, Scoop commuters have taken 50,000 carpool trips, offsetting 500,000 in commute mileage and lowering carbon emissions by 450,000 pounds. Scoop currently operates commutes into San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Pleasanton and Sunnyvale.

Scoop´s mission is to eliminate traffic and reimagine transportation to give life back to commuters and communities. They partner with major employers, office parks and local governments to offer employees an affordable and effective transportation solution.

Scoop´s proprietary matching algorithm pairs commuters together for the most efficient carpool trip. The app automatically connects coworkers and neighbors who live and work in the same area. Commuters schedule each trip one way at a time and choose whether to ride or to drive.

Scoop is a software company based in San Francisco.