Shyp Raises $50 Million Series B Led By Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Beta Now Live in Los Angeles

John Doerr joins Shyp’s Board of Directors

It’s been an incredible year at Shyp. Since launching publicly in March of last year, we’ve expanded operations to New York City and Miami. After our highly-rated iOS app, we launched on the Android platform. We released new product features and experiences, from beautiful on-demand package tracking to Shyp Returns. And the product is resonating: tens of thousands of people have experienced the magic of Shyp. Since our last round of funding in July of 2014, our number of shipments have increased by nearly 500 percent, and customer growth remains steady, surpassing 20 percent month-over-month.

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Shyp Arrives in New York

New Yorkers, your days of lugging packages on the subway or waiting in line at the post office are behind you. Today, Shyp is officially live in New York City.

From Red Hook to Greenpoint in Brooklyn and up to 96th Street in Manhattan, Shyp is now open throughout New York City. Send anything, anywhere in the world for only $5, plus the same, low cost for shipping that you’d pay at the post office. We’ll be at your office or house in 20 minutes or less to pick up your unpackaged item.

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Shyp raises 10 million dollar series A, sets sights on NYC

It’s been a very exciting few months at Shyp. Since launching in San Francisco in March we’ve grown exponentially –  fulfilling over 15,000 shipments and growing our customer base by 20X. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. It’s clear consumers and businesses of all sizes need the Shyp service.

Today we’re very excited to announce that we’ve raised a 10M Series A, led by SherpaVentures, with Homebrew also participating. Scott Stanford from Sherpa Ventures will be joining Hunter Walk and our CEO, Kevin Gibbon and Co-founder Josh Scott, on Shyp’s board of directors.

Shyp Launches in San Francisco to Make Shipping Easy, Coming to More Cities Soon

We started Shyp with a mission: to make shipping a better experience for consumers and businesses alike. We wanted to do it right. So we spent months in public beta, collecting feedback, tweaking the mobile app and our operations to ensure the most efficient service in San Francisco.

Today, Shyp is officially out of beta and available to everyone in San Francisco. Soon, we’ll be coming to your city, too!

Shipping isn’t easy.

Shipping has always been a hassle: not only do you have to get your items to the shipping facility, you also have to figure out how you’ll package them, and pay for all the materials. Whether you’re shipping every day or on a one-off basis, shipping isn’t easy.

Shyp is here to save you time and money and make the shipping process – dare we say it – something you’ll look forward to. Are you an office manager who regularly spends several hours wrapping company swag and running it to the post office? A creative with a small online shop and no ‘office’ or storage space? A retail store that occasionally fills remote orders? Or someone who frequently re-arranges your day to mail returns or care packages?

Shyp is your on-call shipping assistant.

Shyp is the easiest way to ship anything from your home or office, anywhere in the world.

Here’s how it works:

1. Download Shyp’s iPhone app
2. Snap a picture of the items you’d like to ship and request a pickup.
3. A friendly and professional driver (Shyp Hero) will be sent immediately to pick up your items and take them to our packing facility in San Francisco. That’s it!

Shyp charges a minimal pickup fee: just $5, anywhere in San Francisco.

Your item(s) will be transported to Shyp’s packaging facility and sent using the lowest cost and most reliable shipping option. You’ll always pay just $5 for pickup plus postage. No overcharges, no hidden fees. Shyp will also provide all packaging materials, securely wrap your items, and even guarantee them for up to $1k per shipment to guarantee their safe delivery and arrival on-time. Currently, we work with all traditional carriers including USPS, FedEx, UPS, and DHL, with more coming soon.

Share Shyp, Get $10

To celebrate our launch, we’re giving a $10 shipping credit to anyone who shares the news using the hashtag #sendwithshyp.*

To redeem your shipping credit, be sure to follow @shyp so we can DM you your promo code.

What will you ship today?

– Kevin, Josh, and the rest of the Shyp team.

 

Contact Info:

For shipping inquiries: info@shyp.com

For press: press@shyp.com

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