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RedBus™ is India’s largest bus ticketing company, reaching out to consumers in multiple channels – web, mobile, phone booking, retail outlets etc.,
It manages over 19,000 bus services every day from over 700+ bus operators in 22 states.
It also has 2 other allied businesses – 1. Software Solution business (BOSS™), which is an ERP for bus operators. 2. GDS business (SeatSeller™), which provides bus inventory access to over 40,000 agents.
BOSS™ (www.boss.travel) is market leader in its space with 500+ operators using it across the country.
SeatSeller™, powers majority of organized bus ticketing agencies, OTAs, organized retail stores in India.
The company envisions every bus seat in the country to be sold through one of its products in the near future.
redBus is amongst Forbes top 5 startups to watch in 2010. redBus is ranked no#1 – with a growth rate of 4823% between 2007-’09 - amongst the fastest growing companies in India in a survey done by All World Network.

redBus Quick Facts

•Founded in Aug. 2006
•400+ employees
•Operations in 22 States with 700+ Bus operators and 15,000 schedules every day
•Has revolutionized bus ticketing in India
•Ranked as India’s most promising entrepreneur no# 3
•Is amongst the Forbes™ list of top 5 startups to watch out for in 2010
•Is ranked no# 1 (~growth rate of 4823%), amongst the fastest growing companies in India by All World Network.
•Is awarded startup of the year award by IMAI in 2010
•Is awarded the Entrepreneur of the year award under IT / ITES category by ET NOW in 2011
•Is amongst the Business Insider top 20 international startups to be watched
•Is Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India award winner 2 times in a row; 2010 and 2011.
•redBus technology is ranked amongst the top 5 winners of the prestigious CIO Asia Award in Singapore in 2011
•Is increasingly been asked to provide technology to other countries which too have similar problem

Impact:

•Created a level playing field for bus operators; Small and large operators now have access to powerful distribution network comprising of 1000s of travels agents and millions of direct customers on internet and mobile.
•Our technology enables supply demand match; Helps bus operators in planning their routes better and helps customers in finding busses in the routes they are looking for.
•Industry has been made transparent; information about all busses in a particular route, prices, service quality reviews, availability, ability to chose seats, book return tickets etc., is all made possible.
•Our research helps bus operators operate new routes; helps increase market size

Phanindra Sama

Phanindra recieved his Electrical Engineering degree from BITS Pilani and Post- Graduation from Indian Institute of Science. Prior to Redbus, he worked at ST Electronics and Texas Instruments. He hails from Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh.
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