Cargo Company Overview
Rideshare is changing transit for everyone, everywhere. Collectively, we’re spending more time in-car than ever before–– two billion hours in 2017! While rideshare booms, retail is busting. The rise of ecommerce has been the fall of brick and mortar retail. As fewer people purchase in-store, and rideshare, electric vehicles, and autonomous vehicles eventually obviate gas station retail, brands will be looking for more data-driven distribution channels, closer to the consumer.
Enter Cargo. Our mission is to upgrade the rider experience with affordable access to daily essentials and discovery goods, while helping drivers earn a more livable wage. Over the next five years, Cargo will become the go-to provider of in-car goods and services for the rideshare economy, and over the next fifteen years we will leverage our operations, technology, and constellation of rideshare and brand partner relationships to become the leading in-car service provider for the autonomous economy.
Backed by Kellogg's, CRCM Ventures, Techstars Ventures, Fontinalis Partners, Detroit Venture Partners, Rosecliff Ventures, New Ground Ventures, The Gramercy Fund, Ride Ventures, & Bleu Capital, Cargo has raised $8.5MM and is the exclusive rideshare provider for major snacking powerhouses like Mars/Wrigley, Kellogg's, Coca-Cola, Mondelez, and Red Bull. Cargo was named one of CB Insights Next-Gen Retail companies alongside Snapchat, Birchbox, WeWork, Postmates, and others.
Jobs at Cargo
CEO & Co-Founder
After graduating from Yale, Jeff was an early team member at Birchbox, and a founding Ecommerce team member at Christie's, where he helped build the world’s leading digital art-commerce platform. Jeff has also worked as an Advisor to Loehmann's and ARTCUBE. Outside of work, Jeff is on the Junior Board of Project Art, enjoys golf, and is an amateur paleontologist credited with the discovery of new species and genuses, including T. cripeosaurus.
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder
Jasper is a highly technical industrial designer with 12 years of experience developing products, from concept to shelf, for companies ranging from Fortune 500 homeware retailers to venture-backed hardware startups. His design philosophy is to use iterative model-making and prototyping processes to create production-ready designs. He lives in Brooklyn with his fiancee and two adorable dogs, where he attends every concert. Ever.
Chief of Staff & Co-Founder
Before joining the ride-share industry, Eric studied mathematics at the University of Michigan and consulted for various early-stage startups. He has previously worked on NSF-backed research and National Nuclear Security Administration projects with some of the leading scientists from NASA, Harvard, MIT, and the DOE. Outside of Cargo, Eric is an olympic weightlifter, powerlifter, and ravenous eater.
Head of Software & Operations, Co-Founder
After successfully dropping out of college, Stuart pursued an operations and technology career at Birchbox. During his five year tenure, Stuart led design and implementation of various scalable back-end systems and integrations supporting distribution to well over a million monthly subscribers across multiple countries. Recently, Birchbox’s Most Mysterious has been busy spearheading development at Cargo and perfecting the Old Fashioned.