Kenyan B2B2C full-stack marketplace for public transportation BuuPass wants to grow its market share in East Africa, especially in Kenya and Uganda.
Sonia Kabra and Wycliffe Omondi started the business seven years ago. They met in 2013 at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. They have just announced that they have raised $1.3 million in pre-seed funding from investors like Founders Factory Africa, FrontEnd Ventures, and Google Black Founders Fund.
Bus operators can get a bus management system (BMS) from BuuPass. This system helps with operations, inventory, and sales. The BMS has a point-of-sale solution and a parcel management module. This lets operators better manage their fleets and businesses, get data, stop cash from leaking out, and make more money from online bookings.
Currently, the platform handles about 12,000 transactions a day across all of its booking channels. It has sold more than 9 million tickets, and its Gross Merchandise Value will be just over $30 million in 2022.
With this new funding, BuuPass plans to invest in growth and grow its team by hiring experts in development and technology to build systems that can grow. The goal is to become a long-distance transportation system for all of Africa.