HopSkipDrive, a Los Angeles, CA-based ride service for kids, raised $10.2m in Series A funding.
The round was led by FirstMark Capital with participation from new investors Greycroft Partners and Pritzker Group Venture Capital, and existing investors including Upfront Ventures, BBG Ventures and 1776.
The company intends to use the funds for expansion into new markets and product development.
Led by co-founder and chief executive officer Joanna McFarland, and newly added chief operations officer Eyal Gutentag, former general manager of Uber in Los Angeles, HopSkipDrive provides a ride service for kids, which allows parents to book rides through the app or website and track their child’s ride in real time.
All CareDrivers have at least five years of childcare experience and must pass a selective 15-point certification process, which includes extensive background checks, vehicle inspection, fingerprinting, participation in ongoing DMV checks and in-person meetings.
The HopSkipDrive platform also includes safety features to monitor every ride in real time.