HopSkipDrive is a transportation network company that provides service to children. It is the safe transportation solution schools and families rely on to get kids where they need to go.

HopSkipDrive makes complicated logistics simpler to help kids, families, and administrators save time and reduce stress.

HopSkipDrive was founded in 2014 by Carolyn Yashari Becher, Joanna McFarland, and Janelle McGlothlin. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. It has operations in eight metropolitan areas in the United States.

HopSkipDrive is the innovator in providing safe, dependable youth transportation for schools, districts, government agencies, and families.

HopSkipDrive’s unique transportation solution combines sophisticated technology with deep operational expertise to ensure ride safety. Its meticulous approach begins with highly vetted caregivers behind the wheel (“CareDrivers”) and extends to every aspect of the company’s operations.


HopSkipDrive's partners include Los Angeles County, Seattle Public Schools and charter school networks. HopSkipDrive also works with children experiencing homelessness, in foster care or who have special needs and individualized education plans.


HopSkipDrive is backed by Cyrus Capital Partners, State Farm Ventures, Upfront Ventures, FirstMark Capital, Greycroft and others. The company raised $22M in a latest round of funding on Feb 04, 2020. This brings HopSkipDrive's total funding to $43.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $43.5M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Los Angeles
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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