|By PR Newswire||
|February 19, 2014 06:00 AM EST||
ATLANTA, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kanga, a pioneering crowdsourced delivery platform is poised for it's upcoming launch in the Atlanta market and will immediately relegate antiquated delivery systems to the past. Leveraging crowdsourcing, one of the fastest growing business trends adopted by large- and small-scale companies alike, Kanga seeks to disrupt the $86 billion courier and local delivery service industry. The startup, jointly led by veteran entrepreneurs Scott Miller of Payleap and Everett Steele of Baby Robot Industries, today announces the closing of its seed round funding which will be used to open its mobile application and delivery platform to consumers in late March 2014. To date, the company received $1 million in funding fueling the development of its mobile technology and entry into emerging markets.
"As an entrepreneur and investor specializing in the payments industry, I know there is immense opportunity in connecting small businesses and online stores with their customers," says Scott Miller, co-founder and lead angel investor of Kanga. Miller, whose previous startup, Payleap, was acquired by Atlanta based Acculynk in 2012, is confident in the future of the company, "With this round, Kanga will be able to connect merchants with buyers in a seamless fashion, making the local delivery process easier and more efficient than ever."
Unlike other local delivery platforms, Kanga harnesses the depth and breadth of the crowd, tapping into consumer demand. Through mobile crowdsourcing technology, Kanga allows consumers to place an order, which quickly prompts local drivers to bid for delivery service. After the consumer selects the preferred driver, an order dispatches the delivery location and timeframe. Kanga also benefits local or independent retailers seeking a competitive edge over Internet retail giants by offering affordable professional delivery services.
"Atlanta has a strong appetite for innovation and a passion for all things local, which makes it the perfect test market for our launch," says Everett Steele, Kanga president and co-founder. "Backed by demand, the retail world has been transformed by e-commerce and we believe the shipping and delivery industry will be the next frontier of collaborative consumption."
Launching in late Q1 2014, Kanga will be available on all iOS and Android devices. Routing status and shipment tracking will also be available via web interface. Following launch, the company plans to expand throughout the Southeast during 2014, based on consumer demand.
Kanga is Atlanta's first on-demand crowdsourced delivery platform that connects individuals, drivers and retailers for local shipment needs. Available via mobile application and digital platform, Kanga makes moving stuff from point A to point B simple. Kanga connects drivers making local deliveries with retailers or individuals with shipping needs to make home-delivery more convenient and cost-effective.
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