|[April 14, 2014]
RedCap Cruises into San Francisco, Introduces Bay Area to Its Premiere Personal Driver Service
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
a premium personal driver service that offers private transportation via
members' own vehicles, is now operating in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Previously available only in South Florida, RedCap's new West Coast
flagship introduces Californians to personal driver services at
competitive rates and offers members a more convenient, comfortable and
affordable way of traveling between meetings, dinner parties, doctor's
appointments and the airport.
"Unlike Uber and Lyft that concentrate on those without cars, or people
in urban areas where it is inconvenient to drive, RedCap focuses on the
80% of the population that lives outside big cities and typically owns
and uses their vehicles daily," said Co-Founder and CEO, David Zwick.
"When given a choice, most people prefer the comfort of their own
vehicle over a dirty cab or an expensive black car. With RedCap, members
enjoy the amenities and convenience of their private car while being
chauffeured when they cannot, should not, or prefer not to drive. We are
democratizing the personal driver in suburban areas, and so far, the
response has been overwhelmingly positive."
Unlike typical taxi, black car or ridesharing services, RedCap members
are afforded the peace-of-mind of being driven, but in the solae of
their own car. RedCap's large pool of carefully screened and insured
drivers can also run errands and take members' vehicles in for service,
differentiating RedCap from other transportation marketplaces. Free
access to the service is available via the RedCap app with the option to
upgrade to a premium paid account, which offers several perks, including
priority access on holidays, discounted rates and the ability to
maintain a preferred driver list.
The most recent round of funding was led by SoftTech VC and has helped
to propel the Bay Area service launch and enhance iOS and Android (News - Alert) App
technology. Additional investors include SV Angel, Northgate Capital,
Expansion Venture Capital, Scott Banister, Ben Ling, Bill Trenchard and
Founded in 2010, RedCap is a premium personal driver service where users
can select from carefully screened and insured drivers to transport them
in the comfort and convenience of their own vehicles. Easily accessible
via iOS and Android devices, RedCap provides an invaluable resource to
members who want to communicate with drivers day and night to schedule
safe and expedient rides to and from their destinations. RedCap
currently operates in the San Francisco Bay area and South Florida's
Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties, with plans to expand nationwide
For more information, visit https://www.myredcap.com/.
To download the RedCap app on an iOS device, visit the App
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