Kanga Wins Best Start Up in Atlanta

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Kanga triumphs at General Assembly's Atlanta Start Up Battle winning both the Crowd Favorite and Digital Battle awards.

We were interested in learning which of Atlanta's start-ups had the strongest social reach...Kanga knocked it out of the park.

Atlanta-based Kanga, the first SaaS-based platform for management of last mile, on-demand delivery, was awarded Best Start Up in Atlanta by General Assembly Atlanta. Six companies competed in the Start Up Battle including Calend.ly, GottaGolf, LOV, Ticket Alternative, and TripTap. T General Assembly presented the award in front of a crowd of over 500 at their Atlanta Launch Party at Ponce City Market.

Kanga is a SaaS-based web and mobile platform for initiating, managing and tracking last mile deliveries that gives enterprises the opportunity to capture new revenues and build increased loyalty. Kanga's technology extends the enterprise's brand the last mile and allows the business to seamlessly incorporate delivery as part of the omni-channel experience. Kanga's delivery platform can be used with a variety of delivery methods, including crowd-sourced and in-house fleets.

In addition to winning the Digital Battle, Kanga also won the Crowd Favorite award, for pitches presented at the event. The winner of the Digital Battle earned a scholarship for classes at General Assembly.

“We were interested in learning which of Atlanta’s start-ups had the strongest social reach -- who could penetrate their social network with a specific message and get action,” said Will Chinburg, Outcomes Producer, General Assembly. “Kanga knocked it out of the ball park with their #GetCassidyCoding campaign which encouraged people to help Cassidy Williams, Kanga’s Community Manager, achieve her career goal of becoming a developer.”

Established in early 2011, General Assembly is a global community of individuals empowered to pursue work they love, by offering full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century. As one of fourteen campuses across four continents, General Assembly’s Atlanta campus offers classes and workshops in topics including web development, user experience design, business fundamentals, data science, product management, and digital marketing.

“From the day she started at Kanga, Cassidy talked about her dream to learn how to code. I saw this contest and knew it was a way we could support a Kanga team member in reaching a compelling goal,” said Alex Rhodeen, COO, Kanga. “People responded to Cassidy’s story. Our fans and users saw a way to help Cassidy reach her dream and the response was huge.”

About Kanga
Kanga, helps businesses of all sizes meet growing customer demand for same-day delivery and offer their customers choice and control, right on their smartphone, over last mile delivery. At the same time, the Kanga platform offers flexibility and control to the business by allowing an enterprise to decide who, when and how for delivery. Kanga also offer local delivery in Atlanta. With a few simple steps online or within the Kanga app, Kanga users can arrange for on-demand local delivery. Kanga certified drivers pick up and deliver anything from A to Z and deliver it locally. The Kanga app is available for download in the both the Apple and Android app stores. At Kanga, we embrace the spirit of voluntarism and we are always looking for ways we can help our neighbors who volunteer their time to their community.

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