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Seed | Alive

Total Raised

$590K

Last Raised

$570K | 9 yrs ago

About buddyTruk

BuddyTruk is a mobile application that specializes in on-demand moving and delivery services. The app connects users with local drivers who have trucks, facilitating easier and more affordable transportation of large items. BuddyTruk primarily serves individuals in need of moving or hauling large items that do not fit in standard vehicles. It is based in Santa Monica, California.

Headquarters Location

604 Arizona Ave #250

Santa Monica, California, 90401,

United States

713-417-4811

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Expert Collections containing buddyTruk

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buddyTruk is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Supply Chain & Logistics Tech.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

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Companies offering technology-driven solutions that serve the supply chain & logistics space (e.g. shipping, inventory mgmt, last mile, trucking).

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Latest buddyTruk News

Battle of the apps: Austin’s Burro ready to take on California’s Buddytruk

Apr 15, 2015

Email  |  Twitter An Austin startup is operating its tech-based truck-and-driver rental business differently from the recently launched Buddytruk Inc. The company, Smackdab Inc., launched Burro in October 2014 and operates a mobile app designed to book trucks and driver in real time without scheduling or bidding. The idea is to enable a person who picked something up at a yard sale to connect with a truck and driver within an hour, co-founder Jason Ervin said. A major factor in Burro’s approach is the warehousing and delivery experience of the three founders, he said. “It’s not something where we just said, ‘Hey, let’s build an app for this,’” Ervin said. TechFlash: Austin's best tech news in your inbox, every weekday. Subscribe for free here. Last week, the Austin Business Journal reported that California-based Buddytruk rolled out its service in Austin with a mobile application designed to generate about $40 to $45 for an hour’s use of the driver and the truck. Drivers keep about 60 percent of the fee. At Burro, the lowest delivery price is $24.95, but the average is $40. Drivers take home 80 percent of the moving fee. Ervin declined to disclose the number of members Burro has enlisted since launching or the average number of deliveries per week. The company, which only operates in Austin, enlists six drivers and plans to expand to two other cities next month. Christopher Calnan covers technology, finance and clean energy for the Austin Business Journal. Subscribe to the Energy Inc. newsletter Related links:

buddyTruk Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is buddyTruk's headquarters?

    buddyTruk's headquarters is located at 604 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica.

  • What is buddyTruk's latest funding round?

    buddyTruk's latest funding round is Seed.

  • How much did buddyTruk raise?

    buddyTruk raised a total of $590K.

  • Who are the investors of buddyTruk?

    Investors of buddyTruk include DRH Investments, Matt Toledo, David Schottenstein, Zack Schuler and Zalmi Duchman.

  • Who are buddyTruk's competitors?

    Competitors of buddyTruk include TruKKer and 6 more.

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