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Kenyan Startup BuuPass Raises USD 1.3 M Pre-Seed Funding
Kenyan Startup BuuPass Raises USD 1.3 M Pre-Seed Funding

Digital booking platform BuuPass has raised USD 1.3 M pre-seed funding from the Founders Factory Africa, FrontEnd Ventures, Adaverse, Gullit, Five35, Renew Capital, Changecom, XA Network, Ajim Capital, Artha Ventures, Daba Finance, Google Black Founders Fund, and several angel investors to scale in Kenya and Uganda. The funding will enable the startup to invest in growth activities, increasing its market share in East Africa, with a focus on Kenya and Uganda, and hire a skilled team.

BuuPass, a B2B2C full-stack marketplace, provides operators with a bus management system (BMS) for managing their operations, inventory and sales. It then connects them to its marketplace, where passengers search, compare and book their tickets using different channels, including websites, apps, and USSD codes. The BMS includes a point-of-sale solution to capture transactions, and to provide access to a parcel management module.