The Center for Innovative Technology announced today that its CIT GAP Funds has led a new round of investment in PockitShip, the Uber-like, on-demand pickup and delivery service targeting the heavy goods shipping market.
PockitShip is the vision of Steve Senkus, a 21-year logistics veteran, who saw a void in the marketplace where customers were looking for an on-demand shipping service that provides across-town or across-country deliveries of furniture, appliances, fitness equipment and other heavy consumer goods. The current options are do-it-yourself moving or hiring expensive moving and storage companies. Moreover, expensive and fragmented traditional shipping channels make it very difficult for consumers to safely and efficiently choose a quality shipping provider.
Using PockitShip’s proprietary technology and leveraging his unique network of more than 4000 delivery drivers throughout the U.S., Steve Senkus launched PockitShip’s web-enabled and easy to use service this year in the Washington, DC-area and is planning to scale quickly throughout the U.S. Senkus brought on Garrett O’Shea, an 18 year marketing veteran, as President last year to lead the charge.