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See Jane Go, Uber's Newest Competitor, Is A Game-Changer For Women
By Izza Sofia, 17 Mar 2017
Savannah Jordan was hesitant to even be a passenger after hearing her girlfriends’ stories of aggressive drivers.
She was talking about it with her father, William Jordan, one night in January 2016 when the idea came: What if there was a ride company for women, with women drivers?
See Jane Go offers rides in Orange County and Long Beach, just south of Los Angeles. After the Jordans invested their own money and did two fundraising rounds, See Jane Go began its current test launch in September 2016.
The startup for the safety-conscious continues to raise capital to expand into other U.S. cities, and eventually, other countries. While See Jane Go avoids characterizing men as dangerous, the nascent concept has benefited from disturbing local news in recent months.
Now that See Jane Go is through its initial growing pains—working out kinks in the app and recruiting qualified drivers—local ladies can swipe for a ride on their phones, as with competitors Lyft and Uber, or they can pre-schedule needed transportation.
Read more about it here.
[via Paste Magazine, images via See Jane Go]
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