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HopSkipDrive is a ride-sharing service for kids, designed by mothers. For busy parents, shuttling kids between school and activities can be a significant logistical and emotional challenge. HopSkipDrive supports parents with a reliable, trusted transportation solution for their kids that’s cheaper than a costly nanny and safer than other alternatives. HopSkipDrive requires rigorous driver certification and provides real-time ride-tracking and live support for every ride to reassure parents that their kids will get where they need to go, safely.

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HQLos Angeles, US
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2018)53(+11%)

Key People/Management at HopSkipDrive

Joanna McFarland

Joanna McFarland

Co-Founder and CEO
Carolyn Yashari Becher

Carolyn Yashari Becher

Janelle McGlothlin

Janelle McGlothlin

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HopSkipDrive Office Locations

HopSkipDrive has an office in Los Angeles
Los Angeles, US (HQ)
1144 1933 S Broadway
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HopSkipDrive Financials and Metrics

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HopSkipDrive total Funding

$21.5 m

HopSkipDrive latest funding size

$7.40 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

HopSkipDrive investors

HopSkipDrive's latest funding round in November 2017 was reported to be $7.4 m. In total, HopSkipDrive has raised $21.5 m
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HopSkipDrive Online and Social Media Presence

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HopSkipDrive News and Updates

Kango, HopSkipDrive Try to Make Ride-Hail Work for Kids

The outfits vying to be the "Uber for kids" must build viable businesses that assuage all sorts of concerns about kids in cars.

Children’s ride service HopSkipDrive grabs $7.4 mln

HopSkipDrive, a ride service for children, has secured $7.4 million in funding, according to a blog post on its site. The investors included FirstMark Capital, Upfront Ventures, Skyview Capital and Halogen Ventures.
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HopSkipDrive Blogs

Pushing the Pace of Progress, Part 1

The Colorado Sun recently published an important article highlighting the gap between noble intentions and real world outcomes when it comes to foster youth transportation.Because they so often move from home to home, foster youth struggle with stability in all aspects of life, including education. …

My Personal Experience with the Child Welfare System

Qiana Patterson, Senior Director of Public Private Partnerships at HopSkipDrive shares how her personal journey through the child welfare system informed her childhood, her path as a professional, and how no child should be denied access to opportunities due to transportation limitations.

HopSkipDrive Company Life and Culture

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HopSkipDrive Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was HopSkipDrive founded?

    HopSkipDrive was founded in 2014.

  • Who are HopSkipDrive key executives?

    HopSkipDrive's key executives are Joanna McFarland, Carolyn Yashari Becher and Janelle McGlothlin.

  • How many employees does HopSkipDrive have?

    HopSkipDrive has 53 employees.

  • Who are HopSkipDrive competitors?

    Competitors of HopSkipDrive include Ouibus, National Express Group and CarShare Atlantic.

  • Where is HopSkipDrive headquarters?

    HopSkipDrive headquarters is located at 1144 1933 S Broadway, Los Angeles.

  • Where are HopSkipDrive offices?

    HopSkipDrive has an office in Los Angeles.

  • How many offices does HopSkipDrive have?

    HopSkipDrive has 1 office.