Charlotte’s Autopilot, a company that gives you your own personal professional driver, has received funding from an angel investor. The service can be used to allow you to have a professional driver take your car to your home as an alternative to buying a cab and leaving it at a bar overnight. Drinking and driving is a huge problem in Charlotte, a city as you know mostly surrounded by smaller towns and suburbs. The service handles all the financial transactions over the app so no arguing about cost with the driver.
Our source made it clear that the funding amount was not a Series A, but a better way to find market fit and finish the beta app for the company. Autopilot made a meaningful splash at the recent Charlotte TechCrunch meetup by showing off its private beta which also allows a user to see how far away a driver is from reaching you.
The amount raised, in my opinion, is not as important as seeing investors finally invest in Charlotte startups. As part of RevTech Labs, a local mentorship incubator, they could be the start of many startups receiving funding. We will update if we can find out more information on the amount raised.