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Local ride-hailing company comes to halt

Georgetown’s ScoopMe ceases operations

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ScoopMe promo car
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Georgetown ridehailing company ScoopMe will ride no more. According a Wednesday Austin Business Journal article, the small local business ceased operations Nov. 30.

Due to unexpected roadblocks, ScoopMe was a little late to the game when local startups swooped in to fill the void Uber and Lyft left when they departed in May, reported the Journal; the company had a hard time finding a company ridesharing insurance policy, for instance. It was unable to launch until mid-July.

The relatively late launch, combined with an inability to raise as much capital as some of its many competitors, made it difficult for ScoopMe to get a foothold with both drivers and riders, ABJ reported.

Austin-area ridesharing service to cease operations [Austin Business Journal]