September 20, 2013 | By admin |
The three-year-old startup raised $2.25 million to bring same-day deliveries into an increasingly crowded field.
A decade since the demise of Kozmo.com, the company that became emblematic of dot-com bubble startups that couldn’t generate enough revenue to become full-fledged businesses, companies bringing Internet technology to New York’s same-day bicycle courier business are once again beginning to flourish.
On Monday, New York-based Zipments, which lets bicycle couriers and dispatchers interact via a mobile app, announced Monday that it had raised $2.25 million. The three-year-old startup has been running a pilot program in New York for the past few months. The new funding is part of its quest to modernize deliveries and expand into other cities.