Wanderu

Boston, Massachusetts | Private | Alta Ventures Mexico

Wanderu is a new Boston-based startup designed to make finding and booking inter-city bus and train travel easier, more convenient and even fun! Based in Boston the company describes its service as a Kayak for ground travel. The ideas stemmed from Polina Raygorodskaya experiences with frequent bus trips. At her first company, a public relations firm, she was working in both New York City and Boston representing designers and beauty brands. During this time she was frustrated by having to log on to multiple websites to book tickets. She saw an opportunity and teamed up with three friends to launch Wanderu.com, the first-ever website devoted to ground travel search. Wanderu says it now has more than 80 percent coverage in the Northeast.

News

Wanderu raises $2.45M to grow ‘Kayak for ground travel’ service
In March, Wanderu took home the top prize for Innovative Web Technologies in the 2013 SXSW Interactive Accelerator. Boston Business Journal

Tech Crunch

Startup Wanderu Launches A Kayak For Bus and Train Schedules
Wander is hoping to become the Kayak of motorcoach and train travel, a sector of inter-city transit that does not yet have a leading ticket aggregation site. Tech Crunch

Venture Beat

Kayak for buses and trains Wanderu raises $2.45M from travel experts
The startup aggregates schedule and pricing information from bus and train companies in real-time. You enter your start and end points, and date and time preferences, and Wanderu’s engine generates relevant listings. Venture Beat

Mashable

Wanderu Makes It Much Easier to Book Bus Trips
We are the first company to have direct partnerships with our ground travel providers so this gives us access to get accurate data, says Raygorodskaya Mashable

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