/// Ridejoy Collects $1.3M for Matchmaking Road-Trippers
A good way to raise start-up funding these days seems to be saying you do “ collaborative consumption .” (It’s about helping people share underutilized resources; probably the best-known example is Airbnb .) The latest such deal is San Francisco-based Ridejoy ‘s seed round of $1.3 million from Freestyle Capital, Lerer Ventures, SV Angel and others. Ridejoy matches drivers and passengers — who are screened using their Facebook profiles — for trips of at least 50 miles on the West Coast of the U.S. A direct competitor is Zimride .
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Ridejoy Collects $1.3M for Matchmaking Road-Trippers