Jun 14, 2019 | BusinessWire
Kango, the award-winning app-based rideshare and childcare service for busy families, today announced a $3.6 million dollar Series A funding round. The round was led by a strategic investment from National Express, the premier transportation firm which operates a fleet of more than 25,000 vehicles, that includes serving 600 school districts in 30 states, and transporting 1.2 million students on a daily basis. As part of the funding agreement, David A. Duke from National Express is joining Kango’s board.
Jun 14, 2019 | FastCompany
Parents everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief, because Kango, the kids’ ride-hail app that doubles as a childcare service, may be coming to help soon.
Jan 2, 2019 | WIRED
Kango is just one of the startups vying to be “Uber for kids,” building an optimized, app-based twist on the neighborhood carpool by contracting part-time drivers who transport the youths in their personal cars.
Dec 5, 2018 | Mashable
Ride-hailing apps for kids promise to take over for carpool for busy parents
Nov 2, 2018 | Los Angeles Patch
Holiday Helper: The One App Parents Need This Christmas Season
Oct 15, 2018 | Forbes
The competition in this growing niche may not be much of a worry, at least in the Los Angeles area. Demand is massive, with the U.S. Census counting an estimated 2.2 million residents under the age of 18 in L.A.
Sep 23, 2018 | Stanford
Charting Your Own Course and Uplifting Others: An Interview with Sara Schaer
Sep 7, 2018 | Bay Area Parent
Kango is one of three subscription-based digital ride-hailing services in the Bay Area that specialize in shuttling children around – to and from school, appointments, child care, sports and other activities.
Aug 20, 2017 | Woman’s Day
27 Money-Making Apps You Can Use From the Comfort of Your Home
Aug 21, 2018 | Voyage LA
Our trusted drivers and sitters help parents when they need a hand with transportation to and from school, camps, practice, etc. We started in San Francisco – where we have been named best “Uber for Kids” for the last two years!
Aug 4, 2018 | KTLA
The FAB Mom's Back to School Guide
Jun, 2018 | US News & World Report
When parents are required to drive, various academic reports demonstrate, it burdens families, takes a toll on the environment, increases road congestion and limits school choice to those of means.
May 31, 2018 | Forbes
How This Tech Exec Is Building A Trustworthy Rideshare for Kids
May 1, 2018 | Forbes
Kango, which has gigs for people who want to drive or babysit children.
Mar 27, 2018 | KTVU Fox SF
Chrysler Brand and Kango Announce First-of-its-kind Family Rideshare Service Partnership
Feb 27, 2018 | Working Mother
From listening to podcasts to going on short field trips, you don't have to go far or do much to teach your kids about STEM.
Feb 2, 2018 | Mother.ly
These Rideshare Companies Shuttle Your Most Precious Cargo – Your Kids
Oct 16, 2017 | Circa
There are now Uber-like services for kids, and they're coming to your city
Oct 4, 2017 | Entertainment Tonight
It seemed to be all about family for Hollywood's finest this week. Brooke Burke Charvet brought her husband, David Charvet, and two of their kids to the launch of the new safe ride app, Chrysler and Kango, at iPic Westwood and Tuck Room Tavern in Los Angeles on Oct. 2.
Oct 2, 2017 | Media Post
Chrysler and Kango are expanding their ride-sharing service partnership to a second market this fall.
Oct 2, 2017 | E! Online
Brooke Burke and David Charvet celebrate Chrysler and Kango's family rideshare service partnership
Sep 19, 2017 | AppMasters
Kango a mobile app that offers scheduled and on-demand rides and childcare for kids.
Sep 14, 2017 | Smart Cities
Some shared mobility benefits are widely known, such as reduced traffic congestion and pollution compared with relying solely on single-occupancy vehicle trips.
Aug 29, 2017 | Red Tricycle
These 10 Locally Based Apps Make Parenting EASIER
Aug 8, 2017 | Cars.com
The minute you become a parent, your superpower becomes engaged: being in three places at once. Wait, you haven't mastered that yet?
Aug 8, 2017 | Yahoo Finance
Whether it’s busy commuters or people heading out for a night of partying, ridesharing caters mostly to individuals. But Chrysler is trying to reach a different group of customers.
Aug 8, 2017 | Digital Trends
Chrysler supplies minivans to Kango, a ridesharing service for families
Aug 6, 2017 | SWAAY
An alluring feature of Kango is how personal it is; they connect the user to the right driver, and the user can then directly call or message them. Kango also offers babysitting services in addition to giving kids a ride, and also allows you to connect and chat with nearby parents, free of cost.
Aug 7, 2017 | Detroit Business Journal
It will be the first partnership of its kind between a family rideshare service and an U.S. automaker. The Chrysler brand will provide a fleet of Pacifica Hybrid minivans to Kango drivers for lease.
Aug 7, 2017 | PR Newswire
Chrysler Brand and Kango Announce First-of-its-kind Family Rideshare Service Partnership
Jul 11, 2017 | Lioness Magazine
We talk to Technovation mentor Sara Schaer about her work with young girls and how the San Francisco-based program is helping the female founders of the future.
July 3, 2017 | San Francisco Magazine
Kango’s babysitters on wheels make it possible for parents to schlep their kids across town without actually doing any schlepping.
June 21, 2017 | women2.com
It wouldn't have happened otherwise.
June 10, 2017 | Podcast Interview
Sara Schaer Talks The Business of Child Care + Rides For Kids
June 7, 2017 | Working Mother
In several cities across the country, you can book a car via an app for your unchaperoned kid. But are these new chauffeuring services safe? We had real moms try them out in four metro areas.
May 23, 2017 | Daily Worth
Playing chauffeur comes with the parenting gig. But toting multiple kids to and from school, soccer practices, dance recitals, and playdates can quickly go from an annoying chore to a never-ending task that consumes your life.
May 10, 2017 | momblogsociety.com
Kango is an app and is here to help you as a Mom out with your daily ride/childcare needs. Let me tell you how it works.
March 17, 2017 | PYMNTS.com
Kango is looking to take a load off parents’ backs by offering on-demand rides by vetted individuals for kids under the age of five.
March 8, 2017 | Inc.
Every day is #InternationalWomensDay thanks to the founders of these incredible women-centric companies
March 5, 2017 | Eighty MPH Mom
There is an app called Kango, which is an app just for Bay Area parents!
December 20, 2016 | Baby Center
Here to save San Francisco Bay-area parents from logistical insanity is a service called Kango. It’s both a childcare and a kid transportation solution all wrapped into a family-centered service.
November 27, 2016 | Paste Magazine
This school year, some parents in San Francisco are opting out of the traditional bus route.
September 2, 2016 | Tech.io
Kango is an app-based service that enables you to schedule rides and childcare for kids, from preschool to high school.
August 28, 2016 | KTVU Fox 2
KTVU: Kango is a new mobile service which provides rides, carpools and childcare for kids
July 26, 2016 | Trend Hunter
The Kango Rideshare Service Offers Parents a Safe Driver for Their Kids
July 18, 2016 | Entrepreneur
One working mother has figured out how to lend a hand to more than just her neighbors. In doing so, she is reshaping what it means to parent in the 21 century.
March 11, 2016 | PJ media
Like Uber and Lyft, Kango books rides using an app. But unlike them, most of the rides are booked in advance, and the drivers undergo a much more stringent screening service.
March 3, 2016 | inflection point radio.
Meet Sara Schaer, the founder of Kango -- a babysitting and transportation service based in Northern California. She shares how they ensure a safe experience for kids and parents. Plus she tells us why, as an entrepreneur, why you don't have to be 25 and single to start a business.
February 22, 2016 | Inc.
If you can't get it on-demand yet, chances are that you won't have to wait too much longer.
January 26, 2016 | San Francisco Chronicle
Kids’ ride services go beyond transport
July 1, 2015 | CBS Marketwatch
Ride-hailing services tailored for kids are gaining traction.
June 2, 2015 | streetfightmag.com
Kango at Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco.
Aprl 07, 2015 | mamasguide.co
Getting around San Francisco with kids is an riddle wrapped in a mystery inside the funk of the weird guy on the bus. MUNI is an option, but it can be slow and crowded.
Feb 27, 2015 | about.com
Thanks to Uber's wild success, tech savvy entrepreneurs everywhere are taking inspiration from Uber to create their own on-demand apps for different products and services. Have a look at the list of apps below that let you instantly place an order for on-demand delivery of all sorts of useful and interesting things.
Jan 07, 2015 | NEXTbiGPRODUCT.net
Whether it is scheduling a car pool or arranging for a nanny, talking about child diets or just picking up your kid from school, you can use the Kango app to organize it all.
Oc 25, 2014 | businessinsider.com
We've chosen our favorites and added a couple of own.
Jul 30, 2014 | businessinsider.com
They say it takes a village to raise a child, but a new app called Kango is bringing that idiom into the 21st century.
Jul 30,2014 | techcrunch.com
The app is by parents for parents, allowing them to coordinate playdates and rides for their children to and from school and practices.
Jul 30, 2014 | thenextweb.com
Before the internet, parents would call each other to plan carpools and babysitting. It was a solution that worked most of the time, but even then, a misunderstanding could leave a kid stranded or home alone. Then email hit the scene, but it actually didn’t get much better. Kango wants to fix the situation once and for with an app that lets parents make a carpool or childcare request, which a trusted friend can accept, so your kids won’t get left on the soccer field until the sun goes down.
Jul 30, 2014 | bizjournals.com
This is a mobile service out of San Francisco for moms and dads for whom getting their kids to all their activities demand more time than they can handle. Founders Sara Schaer and Kaliyuga Sivakumar provide a way to chat and organize activities with friends, family, and caregivers.
Apr 30, 2014 | techcrunch.com
Kango is proud to be part of the 500 Startup Accelerator program..
Apr 30, 2014 | bizjournals.com
This is a mobile service where moms and dads can chat and organize activities with friends, family, and caregivers. Founded by Sara Schaer and Kaliyuga Sivakumar.