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2018

Nov 2, 2018 | Los Angeles Patch

Holiday Helper

Holiday Helper: The One App Parents Need This Christmas Season

Oct 15, 2018 | Forbes

Kids Rideshare Race Heats Up

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

Charting Your Own Course and Uplifting Others: An Interview with Sara Schaer

Sep 7, 2018 | Bay Area Parent

Back to School

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

Money Making Apps for Women

27 Money-Making Apps You Can Use From the Comfort of Your Home

Aug 21, 2018 | Voyage LA

Meet Los Angeles' Newest Rideshare, Kango

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

Back to School Must-Haves Segment

The FAB Mom's Back to School Guide

Jun, 2018 | US News & World Report

Will Ridesharing Replace Traditional School Buses?

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

A Trustworthy Rideshare for Kids

How This Tech Exec Is Building A Trustworthy Rideshare for Kids

May 1, 2018 | Forbes

Way to Find a Side Hustle

Kango, which has gigs for people who want to drive or babysit children.

Mar 27, 2018 | KTVU Fox SF

Have You Seen These Vans

Chrysler Brand and Kango Announce First-of-its-kind Family Rideshare Service Partnership

Feb 27, 2018 | Working Mother

STEM Learning Listicle

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

Your Most Precious Cargo

These Rideshare Companies Shuttle Your Most Precious Cargo – Your Kids

2017

Oct 16, 2017 | Circa

Kango is Expanding to Los Angeles

There are now Uber-like services for kids, and they're coming to your city

Oct 4, 2017 | Entertainment Tonight

Brooke Burke x Kango

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

Kango x Chrysler

Chrysler and Kango are expanding their ride-sharing service partnership to a second market this fall.

Oct 2, 2017 | E! Online

E! Online - Kango/Chrysler event

Brooke Burke and David Charvet celebrate Chrysler and Kango's family rideshare service partnership

Sep 19, 2017 | AppMasters

Interview with Sara Schaer

Kango a mobile app that offers scheduled and on-demand rides and childcare for kids.

Sep 14, 2017 | Smart Cities

Shared Systems Revolutionizing City Mobility

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

Best Parenting Apps in San Francisco

These 10 Locally Based Apps Make Parenting EASIER

Aug 8, 2017 | Cars.com

Chrysler, Kango Announce Kid Ridesharing Partnership

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

Chrysler’s Latest Partnership Promotes Ridesharing for Kids

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’s Latest Partnership Promotes Ridesharing for Kids

Chrysler supplies minivans to Kango, a ridesharing service for families

Aug 6, 2017 | SWAAY

Kango Drivers on How They Fuel

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

Chrysler, kids ridesharing app partner to lease drivers hybrid minivans

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 and Kango

Chrysler Brand and Kango Announce First-of-its-kind Family Rideshare Service Partnership

Jul 11, 2017 | Lioness Magazine

Feature on Sara, Kango, and her work with Technovation

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

“Best of San Francisco” 2017 Award - Best Uber for Kids

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

How Motherhood Made Me an Entrepreneur

It wouldn't have happened otherwise.

June 10, 2017 | Podcast Interview

The Business of Child Care + Rides For Kids

Sara Schaer Talks The Business of Child Care + Rides For Kids

June 7, 2017 | Working Mother

Kid’s Rideshare Online Feature

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

Break From Playing Chauffeur

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

Mother’s Day RoundUp Ideas with Kango, Hawk + Sloane and Accent

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

Uber of X: Kango is The Uber of Ride Share For Kids

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.

11 Fearless Leaders Who Changed The Game For Women

Every day is #InternationalWomensDay thanks to the founders of these incredible women-centric companies

March 5, 2017 | Eighty MPH Mom

Bay Area Parents Guide

There is an app called Kango, which is an app just for Bay Area parents!

2016

December 20, 2016 | Baby Center

Would you use an “Uber for kids” app for dropoff and pickup?

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

Kango is the New Rideshare App Taking Kids to School in San Francisco

This school year, some parents in San Francisco are opting out of the traditional bus route.

September 2, 2016 | Tech.io

Kango Is the Uber for Kids Carpooling and Childcare

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

Kango : Carpool for Kids

KTVU: Kango is a new mobile service which provides rides, carpools and childcare for kids

July 26, 2016 | Trend Hunter

Child-Friendly Rideshares

The Kango Rideshare Service Offers Parents a Safe Driver for Their Kids

July 18, 2016 | Entrepreneur

How This Working Mom Figured Out The Future of Parenting

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

Uber for Your Kids?

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.

Conversations with women changing the status quo.

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.

How Safe Is the Guy You Just Ordered On-Demand?

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

Mary Poppins in an Uber?

Kids’ ride services go beyond transport

2015

July 1, 2015 | CBS Marketwatch

An 8-year-old's take on 'Uber for kids'

Ride-hailing services tailored for kids are gaining traction.

June 2, 2015 | streetfightmag.com

5 Hot Startups Connecting the Local Economy

Kango at Street Fight Summit West in San Francisco.

Aprl 07, 2015 | mamasguide.co

Kango: Drivers And Sitters Across SF

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

10 On-demand Delivery Apps Inspired by Uber

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

Instant Car Pools, Childcare, Playdates And More

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.

2014

Oc 25, 2014 | businessinsider.com

13 Apps For Getting What You Need, Fast

We've chosen our favorites and added a couple of own.

Jul 30, 2014 | businessinsider.com

This App Creates A Digital Village To Raise A Child

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

Our Nine Favorite Companies From The 500 Startups Demo Day

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

Our 9 favorite startups from the 500 Startups Demo Day

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

500 Startups Demo Day: 7 favorites from an unusually musical batch — plus a kick

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

500 Startups Accelerator Announces Its Ninth Batch Of Companies

Kango is proud to be part of the 500 Startup Accelerator program..

Apr 30, 2014 | bizjournals.com

What's in 500 Startups' new batch?

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.