VUGO was founded in 2015 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to entertain passengers while helping Uber & Lyft drivers make more money. Wev now have a distributed team throughout the USA with offices in Oakland, Minneapolis and Miami.
Since 2015 rideshare advertising has become an easy and proven way to make more money for drivers and as a strong digital out-of-home advertising channel for marketers.
We have helped hundreds of business owners guarantee the future health and happiness of their business by getting more value from their advertising dollars by advertising on our screens. F500 companies, agencies, brands, startups, the Ad Council, and small local businesses have trusted VUGO to get their messages in front of passengers and pedestrians across the USA and internationally.
Major investors include Florida Funders VC, University of St. Thomas, Tihama New Media, and other prominent Florida Angel Investors. Vugo currently has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will be consolidating their headquarters to Miami, Florida in 2021.
We founded VUGO almost 6 years ago with the mission of helping Uber drivers earn more money while adding incremental income to the bottom line for ridesharing companies. Vugo was founded by an Uber driver seeking ways to make more money for work they were already doing in an effort to solve his own problem.
Since 2015 the rideshare advertising market has grown into a billion-dollar industry as people have become passengers more than ever before. In 2020 we landed an investment from Florida Funders VC, the leading VC firm in Florida. Soon afterwards, the Governor of Florida signed into law a bill to allow rideshare advertising statewide.
In 2019, Time Magazine named "Ad Dollars for Uber Drivers" as one of the best inventions of the year. With all of this exciting momentum we decided to relocate our offices to Miami, Florida in 2021, we also pleased to announce partnerships with both DISNEY and VIA Ridesharing.
There is a lot of work to be done, and we are incredibly excited for the next chapter as we continue to make our dreams a reality and expand both the Florida market and our partnership with VIA ridesharing in the markets that they operate in.
Rob, James, Michael & Eugene
Co-founders of VUGO
"Rideshare is a global trend not going away that will be amplified by autonomous vehicles in the future. In order to drive down costs, and support increasing wages for rideshare drivers and fleet operators.
I believe Vugo's business model, contracts, and content can be the game changer to the fleet operator business model and will allow for higher wages to drivers.
The multi-pronged revenue stream between in-vehicle, exterior advertising is a huge incremental revenue stream that goes straight to the bottom line for fleet operators.
Vugo's founders are the most experienced operators in the rideshare advertising industry, are tenacious having fought through several outdated & obsolete regulatory obstacles and a pandemic to get Vugo to where it is, now poised to capitalize on an expected massive market opportunity."
Chief Investment Officer, Florida Funders VC