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Local ride-hailing company comes to halt

Georgetown’s ScoopMe ceases operations

white sports car with ScoopMe logos on side and top
ScoopMe promo car

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]