Roadie is a delivery app platform that hopes to accomplish what plenty of other apps do, solving a simple problem. Founder Marc Gorlin developed the app back in 2015 when a delivery of tiles for a condo of his in Florida arrived completely broken. After he attempted to get a new, unbroken batch from the company he was told it would take an extra week or so. This frustrated Gorlin since the company was located only an hour or so drive from his condo.
Surely someone, he thought, must be making the short drive over and would be willing to bring the box of tiles to him.
The Roadie app grew directly from that thought and now connects more than 90,000 drivers in 50 cities with people who need things shipped by car. When it debuted in 2015, the app secured more than $10 million in funding from major backers like Google's Eric Schmidt, rapper Ludacris and shipping company UPS while benefiting from the growth of rideshare apps like Uber and Lyft.
Since starting out in a few southern states, the app has gained popularity as more and more drivers "stack" their apps, rotating between rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft and delivery services like Roadie.
"Roadie is a great side hustle to your side hustle," Roadie's content and communications manager Jamie Gottlieb said in an interview with Ladders Magazine.
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