Linking drivers and people with travel needs, skoot, a British version of green vegetable carpool, has won $2 million in seed round financing

According to foreign media EU startups, skoot in the UK has completed a seed round financing of US $2 million. The funds obtained from this round of financing will be used by the company to develop its shared ride business. < / P > < p > skoot is a shared ride platform, which was founded by Greg Gormley in August 2019 and is headquartered in London, UK. It aims to connect people who drive and those who want to take a taxi to facilitate their travel. < / P > < p > the idea for skoot came from Greg Gormley’s daughter, who asked unknown netizens whether they could hitchhike to a party one night on the social software snapchat. Greg Gormley thinks this kind of behavior is very dangerous, because you may encounter bad people on social software. As a result, he spent some time studying people’s travel habits. He conducted a sample survey, and the results showed that 77% of them had asked their friends to hitchhike on social networks, and 85% of them traveled at least twice a week. The operation mode of skoot is similar to the “green vegetable carpool” in China. Whenever people want to take a taxi, they can open the application and input their current location and destination. The platform will automatically match the optimal route, send the order to the corresponding driver, and can automatically charge the gasoline and operating costs. Drivers who enter the platform are not necessarily full-time drivers. As long as they have a car and travel a lot, they can provide bus service. < / P > < p > when the driver registers his car on the skoot app, the check will be completed through DVLA to ensure the safety of the car and the driver’s driving qualification. In addition, skoot also focuses on environmental protection. The platform will automatically calculate the monthly carbon dioxide emissions of vehicles and plant a tree every three times. < / P > < p > the skoot app addresses the social mobility crisis facing the UK, including rising vehicle costs, reduced public transport and the public transport problems associated with covid-19. Skoot launched its free app on IOS and Android this week. < / P > < p > so far, skoot has 12 full-time employees and plans to expand its business to Europe, North America, Canada and Australia in the future. Developed a “plug and play” solar power generation scheme, and “5B” won a $12 million round a financing