April 19, 2021

Zingbus Funding: Zingbus raises undisclosed quantity of funding from Y Combinator



NEW DELHI: Zingbus has introduced that it has raised an undisclosed quantity of funding from Y Combinator’s winter 2021 batch.

Silicon Valley-based Y Combinator selects a gaggle of early-stage corporations twice a yr, mentors them over a interval of three months and invests $125Okay in them. Airbnb and Doordash, two of YC’s portfolio corporations, went for IPO just lately. A few of the Indian corporations that the fund has backed prior to now embody Cleartax, Razorpay, Meesho, Khatabook, Groww, Cashfree and OkCredit.

The funds will probably be used to strengthen zingbus’s presence in current cities and develop to new geographies. A big a part of the funds may even be utilized in constructing a expertise stack that can enable the platform to ship a greater expertise to travellers.

Talking about journey within the post-pandemic world, Prashant Kumar, Co-Founder & CEO, zingbus, in a press release mentioned, “Security contained in the coach has been an enormous concern for travellers post-pandemic. We’ve got deployed a number of software kits for the bus crew to make sure that each journey was sanitized and all security norms had been adopted each time. This has not solely reassured the religion of travellers in zingbus, but in addition helped in dissipating the taboo related to journey.”

“Bus journey is giant and rising however extremely damaged by way of the expertise for travellers, crew in addition to the homeowners. The lacking piece is the expertise that removes friction and enhances the expertise for all events,” mentioned Vaibhav Domkundwar, CEO Higher Capital, in a press release.

“With giant components of journey and commute getting organized and having already moved on-line, it’s only a matter of time earlier than inter-city bus journey will get disrupted. This market phase has witnessed huge worth creation internationally, and I’m assured zingbus will do the identical in India,” mentioned Anupam Mittal, CEO Folks Group, in a press release.

Earlier this yr zingbus raised an undisclosed quantity of funding from Arora Ventures, Titan Capital, Higher Capital, Enterprise Catalysts, Anupam Mittal and different marquee traders. zingbus at the moment permits greater than 2,000 day by day journeys throughout Delhi/NCR, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Jammu, Haryana, and Punjab.

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