Addison-Based PICKUP Successfully Raises Seed Round of Funding
PICKUP™, the creators of the PICKUP - on demand delivery app, announces the completion of their seed fund round of $600,000. The Company has developed key tools to automate the on-demand service and is continuing technology development to support national growth.
PICKUP™ provides a unique service to consumers and businesses that need a pickup truck and a helping hand to move their goods. The Company is bringing this experience to smartphones, while leveraging quality, local "good guys", many of whom are firefighters and military servicemen.
"The core of the service is the caliber of drivers. The Company built a comprehensive screening and qualification processes to ensure drivers meet rigorous culture and capability requirements. Using pre-vetted resources was an early part of the strategy," said Brenda Stoner, founder and CEO. "We know that people who drive pickups are generally 'good guys'. That's why we are taking it one step further and seeking active military, veterans and firefighters to ensure we have the absolute best guys around."
Another key part of the strategy was to create interesting, fun, and lucrative work for the PICKUP™ drivers. PICKUP™ driver and Army veteran, James Titus, commented, "After relocating to DFW, I needed some part-time income to help while I transitioned to a new full time job. PICKUP™ gives me flexibility to work when I want and as much as I want. It's a win-win for both of us."
"Early adopters have provided outstanding reviews with the service level they experience," continued Stoner. "Trusted, verified, insured drivers are natural problem solvers, and they fill a unique need for businesses and consumers who need to move things at a moment's notice."
About PICKUP LLC:
PICKUP™ develops on-demand technology and mobile apps to match independently owned and operated pickup trucks and trusted drivers for customers who need them. The system literally puts a pickup in your pocket. Customers have the ability to get what they want when they want it, even if it's too big to fit in their car. Founded by DFW-based entrepreneurs in 2014, the PICKUP service has been initially launched in the DFW Metroplex, and is rapidly expanding. For more information visit www.pickupnow.com and follow us at facebook.com/pickupnow.
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