Wanderu Raises $2.45 Million in Funding On Road to Become Kayak of Bus Search
Wanderu has very lofty ambitions for its ground-transportation search. It faces lots of competition and a tremendously difficult tech problem to resolve, given the fragmentation of ground transportation, but to the eventual winner goes the spoils.
Excerpt from xconomy
Wanderu is coming out of beta today and opening its bus-and-train-search site to the public. The company, which has grown to 15 people, is also announcing a $2.45 million seed funding round led by Alta Ventures. Other investors include Jeff Clarke (chairman of Orbitz), Craig Lentzsch (former CEO of Greyhound.com), Drummond Road Capital, and Boston-area angel Semyon Dukach.
We last wrote about Wanderu back in early March. The company went on to win a major award at South by Southwest Interactive and has continued its expansion in the U.S., now with some 20,000 people signed up to use its search site.