Cargomatic

Cargomatic is a real-time on demand network for Local Truck Availability. Shippers can submit loads and instantly find nearby trucks to service their needs.



about the company

Founders

Cargomatic in the press

May 11, 2016

The CEO of Cargomatic, an 'Uber for truckers' that's raised $10 million, steps down

Jonathan Kessler, CEO of “Uber for trucking” startup Cargomatic is stepping out of the role, the company confirmed to DC Velocity, which first reported the news. Its hiring spree had come to a dead stop in early 2016, a source told Business Insider’s Lara O’Reilly, who first reported the layoffs. They were completely blindsided,” the source told Business Insider at the time. Kessler had cofounded Cargomatic alongside president Brett Parker in 2013 with the hope of tackling a broken trucking industry. LinkedIn Cargomatic cofounder and CEO Jonathan Kessler.

May 10, 2016

Jonathan Kessler steps down from CEO of Cargomatic

Jonathan Kessler, CEO of "Uber for trucking" startup Cargomatic is stepping out of the role, the company confirmed to DC Velocity, which first reported the news. Its hiring spree had come to a dead stop in early 2016, a source told Business Insider's Lara O'Reilly, who first reported the layoffs. They were completely blindsided," the source told Business Insider at the time. Kessler had cofounded Cargomatic alongside president Brett Parker in 2013 with the hope of tackling a broken trucking industry. I will continue my involvement with Cargomatic as a Board Director and consulting as the Chief Product Officer.

Feb. 28, 2016

How Smart Founders Can Take Advantage Of The Platform Shift

For nimble and opportunistic founders, the shift toward mobile is a monumental opportunity to stake ownership in a newly dominant platform. Smart founders can build software for mobile from the ground up instead of populating it with scraps from prior infrastructures. This could prove to be fruitful terrain for founders, and perhaps even more impactful than the Force.com platform. Mobile applications solving problems in the fieldAs with any new computing platform, there will be an entirely new set of use cases and usage models that haven’t yet been addressed. About 15 years ago, the Internet triggered a platform shift in the delivery of enterprise software; a wave of cloud startups quickly unseated the kings of the server era.

Feb. 18, 2016

28 UCLA alumni who founded major LA tech companies

Jonathan Zweig: AdColony AdColonyVisit their siteView company profileZweig graduated from UCLA with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering in 2000. Richard Rosenblatt: Demand Media Demand MediaVisit their siteView company profile, WhipClip WhipClipVisit their siteView company profileAfter graduating from UCLA undergrad, Richard went on to receive his JD from USC’s Gould School of Law. Brian Lee: Shoedazzle ShoedazzleVisit their siteView company profile, The Honest Company The Honest CompanyVisit their siteView company profile, LegalZoom LegalZoomVisit their siteView company profileOne of the most active and recognizable names in the LA tech world, Brian Lee received both a BA in Economics (1993) and a JD (1996). Roy Rubin: Magento MagentoVisit their siteView company profileRubin founded Magento (formerly known as Varien) with fellow UCLA student Yoav Kutner in the early 2000s. Richard Wolpert: HelloTech HelloTechVisit their siteView company profileWolpert received his degree in Math and Computer Science in 1984.