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Series D | Alive

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Last Raised

$37M | 1 yr ago

About HopSkipDrive

HopSkipDrive offers a transport booking platform. It offers transportation solutions for schools, districts, government agencies, and families. It provides small-group transportation solutions, bus driver shortage solutions, personalized transportation solutions, and transportation plan optimization. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Los Angeles, California.

Headquarters Location

1320 East, 7th Street Suite 200

Los Angeles, California, 90021,

United States




Expert Collections containing HopSkipDrive

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HopSkipDrive is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Baby and Kids Tech.


Baby and Kids Tech

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Companies developing tech-enabled products and services that primarily serve babies, children up to approximately 12 years old, and their parents.



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Companies developing solutions to streamline the way people move themselves. Includes companies providing on-demand access to passenger vehicles and micromobility solutions as well as companies integrating multiple modes of transport, including public transit, into one service.

HopSkipDrive Patents

HopSkipDrive has filed 2 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • car sharing
  • coaxial connectors
  • sustainable transport
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Car sharing, Coaxial connectors, Sustainable transport, Subcompact cars, Compact cars


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Related Topics

Car sharing, Coaxial connectors, Sustainable transport, Subcompact cars, Compact cars



Latest HopSkipDrive News

Hopskipdrive Exceeds California’s 2023 Goals For Electric Vehicle Usage; Comes In Under Greenhouse Gas Emissions Benchmark

Feb 16, 2024

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HopSkipDrive, the leading technology company solving complex transportation challenges where there is a heightened need for safety, equity, and care, ended the year with lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and better electric vehicle mileage in California than the state’s 2023 targets, as set forth under California's Clean Miles Standard . These milestones, based on ride data for the more than 300 state school districts, nonprofits and government agencies supported by HopSkipDrive through December 2023, mark an improvement from what was recorded in 2022. Miles driven by electric vehicles in 2023 made up 8 percent of miles traveled by HopSkipDrive CareDrivers in California, vastly exceeding by 400 percent the state’s 2023 target of 2 percent. Total 2023 California GHG emissions by HopSkipDrive CareDrivers in California is 241 grams of CO2 per passenger mile, less than the state’s 2023 target of 252 grams of CO2 per passenger mile. “There’s a lot on our state’s plate to achieve climate goals, and we’re pleased to share our results now to get the ball rolling,” said Joanna McFarland, CEO and co-founder of HopSkipDrive. “Organizations serving kids and educators must be transparent with their safety and sustainability efforts and we expect to see others join us in publishing relevant data. We look forward to sharing even more insight in the coming months.” Through partnerships with school districts, government agencies and nonprofits, HopSkipDrive helps to fill gaps and facilitate the transportation of children, the elderly, or others who need extra care and may not be served well by existing options. This announcement comes ahead of 2024 California Air Resources Board (CARB) reporting deadlines mandated by the Clean Miles Standard and Incentive Program, which was passed in 2018 to implement requirements for Transportation Network Companies in the state to work towards a reduction in GHG emissions from transportation. Across the country, safe, reliable rides through HopSkipDrive are one of the largest sources of clean school transportation. Almost 40 percent (36%) of California vehicles that completed a ride on the HopSkipDrive platform in 2023 were electric, hybrid or fuel cell. This means that the HopSkipDrive’s CareDriver network offers the largest number of green vehicles in California school transportation and one of the biggest resources for reducing overall miles driven and emissions in school transportation, creating a greener state. This new data means that supplementing existing options, including electric buses, with HopSkipDrive rides and therefore taking a multimodal approach to student transportation, is one of the most powerful and effective ways to make meaningful, significant progress towards achieving sustainability goals. Several different ongoing HopSkipDrive initiatives support sustainability efforts, including Strategic Routing and SmartPooling. Strategic Routing, first launched in fall 2023, is HopSkipDrive’s revolutionary new technology offering for student transportation planning that uses proprietary AI and machine learning technology to analyze a school district’s complete transportation landscape, including the student base and available vehicles, as well as district-specific needs and preferences to deliver customized routing options, scenario plans, and recommendations to meet each district’s unique goals. Strategic Routing can identify which vehicle and route changes can have a specific and measurable impact on carbon emissions, helping transportation teams understand their options and reach environmental goals. In fact, Strategic Routing can take into account multiple priorities, such as carbon emission reductions, staffing, and budget to align environmental targets with operational realities. SmartPooling can automatically match new HopSkipDrive Riders with existing HopSkipDrive rides to increase car occupancy and reduce the cost and carbon footprint of every HopSkipDrive ride, helping districts select the best ride for their students, and supporting shared goals of reducing transportation cost and climate impact. “While we are excited by the growing use of electric school buses and other ideas, we know there’s more we can all do to improve the environmental footprint for transportation,” McFarland said. “More than six million K-12 students attend school in the state – and how they get to and from school, as well as to after-school activities, enrichment and other locations throughout the day – merits transparent reporting. As a reminder, the broader transportation sector accounts for about half of California’s greenhouse gas emissions .” About HopSkipDrive HopSkipDrive is a technology company that solves complex transportation challenges where there is a heightened need for safety, equity, and care. HopSkipDrive’s marketplace arranges care-centered transportation across 13 states and Washington, DC, supplementing other transportation options by connecting kids, older adults, or anyone needing extra support, to highly-vetted caregivers on wheels, such as grandparents, babysitters, and nurses. HopSkipDrive also builds software and offers advisory services that solve the biggest transportation challenges facing schools and school districts around the country, including budget cuts, bus driver shortages, and reaching climate goals. HopSkipDrive partners with more than 600 school districts, government agencies, and nonprofits. More than three million rides over 46 million miles have been completed through HopSkipDrive since the company was founded in 2014 by three working mothers. View source version on Copyright Business Wire 2024

HopSkipDrive Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was HopSkipDrive founded?

    HopSkipDrive was founded in 2014.

  • Where is HopSkipDrive's headquarters?

    HopSkipDrive's headquarters is located at 1320 East, 7th Street, Los Angeles.

  • What is HopSkipDrive's latest funding round?

    HopSkipDrive's latest funding round is Series D.

  • How much did HopSkipDrive raise?

    HopSkipDrive raised a total of $105.5M.

  • Who are the investors of HopSkipDrive?

    Investors of HopSkipDrive include FirstMark Capital, Energy Impact Partners, Keyframe Capital, Alumni Ventures, Transform Capital and 15 more.

  • Who are HopSkipDrive's competitors?

    Competitors of HopSkipDrive include Zum, MyShule, TicTacTrip, Piggy Ride, EverDriven and 7 more.


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Kango is a company specializing in app-based transportation and childcare services for children. The company offers scheduled rides with background-checked, fingerprinted caregivers who are equipped to transport kids safely, including the provision of booster or car seats when necessary. Kango primarily serves families in need of reliable transportation and childcare solutions. Kango was formerly known as KangaDo. It was founded in 2012 and is based in San Francisco, California.


KidzJet is a children's transportation service provider in the B2B platform sector. The company offers pre-scheduled shuttle services for children to and from schools, after-school programs, and corporate events, focusing on safety, reliability, and customization. KidzJet primarily serves educational institutions, after-school programs, and corporate clients seeking to facilitate transportation for employees' children. It is based in San Mateo, California.

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GoKid is a company that focuses on providing carpooling solutions, primarily in the education sector. The company offers a platform that facilitates efficient carpool management for schools, districts, and families, with features such as live tracking and GPS. GoKid primarily serves the education industry, with its services being used by public schools, private schools, and charter schools. It was founded in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.


Reverselab offers the Yellow Bus, a school shuttle bus-sharing service. The company provides services for children to go and return from school safely. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Seoul, South Korea.

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Greenlines Technology

Greenlines Technology specializes in advanced digital MRV (Measuring, Reporting, and Verification) processes within the climate-tech industry. The company offers systems that accurately measure and monetize greenhouse gas emission reductions, generating carbon credits for sustainable behavior in mobility and e-commerce. Greenlines Technology's solutions cater primarily to the urban mobility and e-commerce sectors, enabling organizations to capitalize on carbon markets and monetize their emissions reductions. It was founded in 2017 and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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