The Nickel Ride, an eco-friendly OOH advertising rideshare service that connects communities with local businesses, today announced the appointment of its first Strategic Advisory Board member, Daniel Curran, who will serve as an Investor and Business, Strategy, and Fundraising Advisor.
The Nickel Ride is raising $3 million in Silicon Valley venture capital to expand its free rideshare service to high-density communities throughout the country. Silicon Valley SuperAngel Daniel Curran, an investor in huge hits Cabify and Wrapify, has joined to help accelerate their already impressive growth. Curran says, “Never before has such a focused solution existed to drive customers to local businesses while providing a more stimulating Uber/Lyft alternative to riders.”
The Nickel Ride has been disrupting the rideshare movement since August 2017 by offering free rides via electric vehicles that are conveniently hailed by a mobile app available on iOS and Android. The innovative rideshare service is currently leveraged by five locations in the Southwest Florida region. “We love them in the Cape! They have alleviated parking issues and do an awesome job of promoting our local businesses. I really cannot see how you can go wrong with them," said Nita Whaley, City of Cape Coral, Economic Development Office.
Additionally, the Nickelytics platform enables advertisers to create, run, and analyze personalized marketing campaigns with digital ads through multiple channels in combination with The Nickel Ride’s unique OOH mobile advertising model. "Not only is my logo on the vehicle itself, but The Nickel Ride offers an advertising opportunity that literally drives customers to my front door,” says Kevin Offerman, Owner, City Tavern.
“With this funding, we are targeting more larger metro areas that would significantly benefit from our rideshare model,” said Judah Longgrear, Founder & CEO, The Nickel Ride. The Nickel Ride is poised to become an Uber/Lyft alternative as it rapidly expands its free rideshare service to many more locations in 2019 and beyond.
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