Busbud hopes to float along with Uber, Kayak and Airbnb
July 11, 2014 - box office
Getting from indicate A to indicate B isn’t always as candid as we competence like, that is where companies like Expedia, Kayak and Uber come in. They use a Internet to put travelers together with airplanes, cars and a occasional train.
But what about a squalid bus? That territory has been staked out by Busbud.com, that helps travelers search, review and book train trips online during a tellurian level.
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“It’s easy to find and book craft tickets on sites like Expedia or Kayak. Booking train tickets online is a whole other story,” pronounced L.P. Maurice, CEO and co-founder of Busbud. “For example, a train sheet from Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo during a World Cup can be as low as $29. That information used to be tough to find for general travelers. Now they can find it on Busbud.com and book their sheet directly, but holding that additional outing to a train station.”
Busbud says a database includes a belligerent networks of scarcely 1,500 train companies around a world, providing manager scheduling information and engagement options for over 10,460 cities in 89 countries.
Maurice, a Harvard Business School graduate, had a thought for Busbud while backpacking opposite South America in early 2011. Later that year, he co-founded Busbud with dual long-time friends: Microsoft maestro Mike Gradek, now CTO, and Chief Analytics Officer Frederic Thouin.
The association recently lifted $9 million in try capital.
“Companies like Uber, Lyft, Hailo and Sidecar are regulating record to change ride for consumers locally. In a identical vein, Busbud is regulating record to move clarity and coherence to a tellurian train industry, that differently operates in a fragmented market,” said David Golden, Managing Partner during Revolution Ventures, one of a firms investing in Busbad.