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Vator Splash LA Class 2015 cohort Kanga Technology, won the People's Choice Award. Here's the video of Everett Steele, Kanga Technology Founder and CEO, giving the winning presentation.
Kanga Technology develops enterprise software-as-a-service that powers local delivery and logistics for companies all over the world. Our innovative platforms helps businesses better address their customers’ demand for same-day delivery, and provides a robust suite of logistics and customer management tools. The iOS, Android, and web application gives businesses, delivery providers, and customers an unrivaled experience in tracking, managing, and communications around the delivery process.
Among the judges were Eric Manlunas (Co-Founder & Partner, Wavemaker), Bill Woodward (Founder & Partner, Anthem Venture Partners), Eva Ho (Founder & Partner, Susa Ventures), Brian Lee (Founder & CEO, The Honest Company).
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Hundreds of existing and novel Gig-Economy companies exist to offer same-day delivery of products ranging from ice cream to designer wedding gowns. These companies face dual challenges of growing a fleet of drivers and a customer base, while also developing their software.
Kanga Technology's white-labeled software platform helps both emerging startups and Enterprises manage their same-day delivery needs and hire needed drivers without a huge capital investment.
Kanga's platform includes:
- Shipper-driver-recipient geotargeting, text, and voice communications
- Dispatch abilities in one geography or across multiple geographies
- Driver onboarding
- Data dashboard and analytics
- Dynamic load balancing APIs that allow companies to share overflow deliveries with other providers, and backfill availability in down-time
Our turnkey solution is helping clients ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies to better serve their customers' growing demands for same-day local delivery. From the United States to Southeast Asia to South Africa, Kanga Technology users are benefitting from our powerful suite of tools.
Current pilots include a major Airline (mishandled baggage and lost & found), a Fortune 500 pulp and paper company (replenishment of paper products and dispensers), a global hotelier, and many more.
Kanga Technology (kangatechnology.com) is currently directly serving customers via our subsidiary Kanga Delivery Inc (getkanga.com), and through 3rd party startups via our Kanga4X.com brand.
Our new GigPool SaaS tool allows gig economy employees to search for the gig jobs that work best for them, and apply automatically in one interface. This helps maximize earnings for contractors by giving them multiple gig economy contracts, and helps gig economy companies by reducing their costs of partner acquisition while simultaneously ensuringthat state governments view their contractors not as employees.
Drivers can joing the Kanga Delivery Network via our iOS, Android, and web onboarding process, and can be checked for vehicle history, criminal background, and more depending on specific client requirements. We can also onboard other gig-economy company providers through our dynamic load balancing API. Current drivers range from individual contractors to existing courier and 3PL providers, to other crowd economy partners.
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Joined Vator onFounder of Kanga Technology, an Atlanta, GA based startup developing logistics and delivery software for B2B, B2C, and peer-to-peer local delivery. Serial entrepreneur, US Army veteran, UGA graduate, ATDC Signature member.
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