School bus management

🦄 Unicorner Startup of the Week: BusRight

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School bus management

BusRight is building software for school bus management. Its solution is aiming to improve the current system with improvements for school administrators, students, and their parents through a diverse set of features. These include bus tracking through a mobile app, proprietary routing technology, driver navigation, and more.

🔗 Check it out: busright.com

💰 Business Model

The company works directly with school administrators to bring its software to schools.

📈 Traction and Fundraising

  • Raised $7 million Series A led by Las Olas Venture Capital, with participation from Ubiquity Ventures, Underscore VC, SilverCircle, Long Journey Ventures, Creative Co Capital, Automotive Ventures, and Alumni Ventures

  • Has customers in 23 states and saw revenue grow by 700% in 2022

👫 Founders

  • Keith Corso, CEO: Previously Core Member @ Underscore VC, EiR @ The Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education, Investment Analyst @ MassMutual Ventures, Finance and Financial Management Services @ Northeastern University

  • Phil Dunn, CPO: Previously Chief Information Officer @ Broward County Public Schools, CIO @ Greenwich Public Schools, CIO @ Stamford Public Schools, JD @ Seton Hall Law, Quantitative Methodolgy MA @ Columbia, Applied Math and Statistics @ Cornell

  • Chris Fischer: Previously TA @ UPenn, Software Engineering Intern @ Robinhood, UFirst Fellow @ Underscore VC, CS @ UPenn

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