By Vivek Garg, President and COO At Zum, we are working on an audacious mission of reimagining student transportation, the largest mass transportation system in the U.S., mobilizing over 27 million students everyday. Our goal is to modernize this essential, yet antiquated part of society and make it smart, sustainable, safe and efficient. We recently […]
A Welcome Letter from Zum’s New EVP of School Transportation, Liz Sanchez Having been in the student transportation industry for over 30 years, I’ve had the opportunity to see it inside and out. What I have loved about the industry — and the reason why I’ve stayed in it for so many years — is […]
Zum Founder & CEO Ritu Narayan joined Cheddar News’ Closing Bell to discuss how its $130 million Series D round will help it transition to 100% EV by 2025 and its plans for expansion into twelve states across the country. Check out the interview below! Cheddar News: Student Transport Startup Zūm Nears Unicorn Value After […]
Zum Accelerates Plans To Modernize School Transportation With $130M Series D Led By Softbank Vision Fund 2
I started Zum 6 years ago to break a cycle. A cycle that has held parents and families like mine back for generations. When I was young, my mom had to quit her job as an educator in India, like her mom before her, to ensure my brothers and I could get to and from […]
Here at Zum, reinventing student transportation isn’t just a job — it’s deeply personal. As we continue our journey to reimagine a more reliable, sustainable, and safer future for students, parents and teachers, we’re excited to share our larger vision for not just now, but through 2025 and beyond. This includes what we believe are […]
Zum CEO Ritu Narayan spoke with The Wharton School’s Karl Ulrich for a recent episode of Launch Pad on SiriusXM’s Business Radio. They discussed how Zum is modernizing student transportation. The episode also features the CEOs of Headspace and Ginger following their recent merger announcement. You can check out the full episode here, on Apple […]
Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA), Oakland Unified School District Superintendent, and more come together to share zero emission vision for student transportation. As we welcome our children back to school campuses, our work to reimagine student transportation has never been more important. Transportation accounts for the largest share of greenhouse gas emissions […]
Student transportation leader unveils Zum Net Zero, a program rooted in creating a safer, healthier, more sustainable planet Today, we’re announcing that Zum is offsetting 100% of the carbon emissions for our entire fleet in 2021. While we’re transitioning our full fleet to electric vehicles by 2025, we recognize the urgency of the climate crisis […]
Editor Note: This guest post is cross-posted from the San Francisco Unified School District’s blog Zum Promises Modernized Transportation With Upgrades in Service, Safety and Reliability The SFUSD Transportation Department strives to create safe, reliable, and environmentally sustainable transportation to and from school for our students. To that end, the District engaged in a rigorous […]
Zum has the privilege of working closely with the team at Sequoia Capital since early on in our history — with the well known and respected venture capital firm investing in Zum as part of our Series A, B and C rounds. They’ve recently published an interview with Zum Founder and CEO Ritu Narayan here […]
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