From one coast our hearts are with you, California. The proceeds from this event will be donated to Americares, to support the wildfire relief efforts.
Join us for our next fireside chat with Jeffrey Cripe, as he takes us through the innovation behind Cargo, and how to build the future. There will also be a moderated Q&A, refreshments, and tons of tactical insight! (You must bring a valid ID to enter)
Jeffrey Cripe the Founder and CEO of Cargo, a startup that strives to upgrade the rideshare experience with affordable access to daily essentials and discovery goods, while celebrating the driver. It works by giving drivers free boxes, filled with products like snacks, cosmetics, and phone chargers, to sell to passengers from the center of the car console. Drivers receive a cut of each sale and typically see higher ratings. Since launching in 2017, Cargo is now in over 12,000 cars, has an exclusive partnership with Uber, and works top CPG brands, like Kellogg’s, Mars, and Red Bull to distribute their products. To date, Cargo has raised $29.4M in funding (completed Series-A this past September led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund), as they look to scale their in-car commerce service into new markets. Besides being a Techstars alum and mentor, Jeffrey was an early Birchbox employee and recently made the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list!
In our chat with Jeffrey, we’ll be deep diving into:
The early days at Cargo
How he approached investors, and what he learned after raising a $22.5M Series A
Cargo’s partnerships with Uber, Snapchat, Coca-Cola, and other companies
How Cargo is leveraging data to help both brands and drivers
Marketing tactics that allow Cargo’s fleet to grow 40% month over month
Expansion into new markets
The future of autonomous ridesharing vehicles, and what that means for Cargo
6:00 - 6:15: Networking and Refreshments
6:15 - 6:45: Fireside chat with Jeffrey Cripe
6:45 - 7:15: Moderated Q&A
7:15 - 7:30: Closing and Networking