(Times of San Diego, November 9, 2015) – Everyone occasionally needs a friend with a truck, but how do you find one quickly? That question was the inspiration for Shaun Savage’s year-old startup GoShare. His team has developed a mobile app that connects people who have a pickup truck, van, or SUV with people nearby who need help moving, hauling, towing, shipping and delivering large items over short distances. The company just graduated from the EvoNexus incubator downtown and is growing in the marketplace. Times of San Diego spoke with Savage about the business model.
Why did you start GoShare?
I started GoShare because I always need a truck once or twice a year and I was sick of renting them from truck rental companies. It is inconvenient and expensive. I saw an opportunity to leverage technology and the sharing economy to create a new service to solve a problem that I know a lot of people have. Everyone needs a friend with a truck sometimes.