UPS, Google’s Schmidt Invest in Uber-Type Delivery Startup
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt and UPS have invested in Roadie Inc., a service that connects people who want packages shipped with people offering to drive them.
Call it Uber for your golf clubs and distant family’s Christmas presents.
Roadie, an Atlanta startup with backing from Schmidt’s venture capital firm, debuted its smart-phone app on January 27.
Like car-sharing service Uber Technologies, its drivers — or “Roadies” — are expected to be regular citizens who happen to be driving around town or across the country, not necessarily professional drivers.
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