12 Chris King
In little over nine months, Chris King has taken Splend from a small pilot offering rental cars on week-to-week subscription hire to a fast-growing startup with Uber onboard as a direct partner.
King started working on Splend in his home kitchen with an idea to enable more people who don’t own cars to earn income through the rise of ride-sharing and delivery service platforms.
The startup now hires out about 550 cars a week and is expanding its fleet by an additional 1500 vehicles, which are worth $60 million.
“There’s a lot happening in this space,” he says.
King has grown Splend to a team of 24 across Australia, with including GoGet’s former chief financial officer Craig Marshall on board.
“From the bottom of my heart the best achievement is the team that I’ve managed to build,” he says.