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Meet Roadie, the Ludacris-backed Uber for rideshare-transporting your stuff

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In our Uber-powered world, people call upon strangers to take them wherever their typing fingers take them. For Uber, riders are in control of Points A and B—drivers are glorified chauffeurs. 

With Roadie, it’s put in reverse (just to back it up). The startup, backed by rapper-turned-movie star-turned-tech entrepreneur Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, shows people opportunities to deliver items—be it a 7-foot-tall statue of Jar Jar Binks, or someone’s fluffy puppy. 

“There’s an unbelievable natural resource, bigger than San Francisco, made up of all the places that people go every day, 250 million vehicles, a billion square footage of capacity every day that hits the road,” said Marc Gorlin, CEO and founder of Roadie.  Read more…

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