CitizenShipper, an Austin, TX-based people to people online shipping marketplace, closed $500k funding.
Backers included Marvel Venture Partners.
Led by Richard Obousy, CEO, CitizenShipper is an online shipping marketplace that utilizes a peer-to-peer, auction-style platform to connect people in need of shipping services with drivers, haulers and transporters throughout the United States and Canada.
Launched in 2008, CitizenShipper.com was originally designed to connect people who need items shipped to a particular location with people already traveling in that direction.
The company, which has joined the Capital Factory tech incubator, now serves more than 80,000 members and it used for a range of shipping solutions, from boats and vehicles to antiques and heirlooms to pets and exotic animals. It has just completed its 30,000th shipment, moving nearly $15 million in total listings since inception.