We’re excited to be leading an oversubscribed $7M round in BusRight alongside Ubiquity Ventures, SilverCircle, CreativeCo, Underscore VC, Automotive VC, Alumni Ventures, Long Journey Ventures, and others.
The school bus system represents one of the largest mass transit systems in the United States. 26 million students and even more parents rely on it daily for managing transport between school and home. Despite the overarching reach of school buses, all of the relevant stakeholders (school officials, parents, children, transportation directors, and bus drivers) rely on antiquated and cumbersome technology to oversee the various operations and tasks within this system.
BusRight is a modern end-to-end solution that combines safe driver navigation, real-time GPS tracking, streamlined route management, and reliable communication with parents into one intuitive platform. Their advanced routing, telematics, and GPS technology makes student transportation safer and more efficient for the millions of children that take the bus every day. And unlike the majority of incumbent platforms that can take upwards of 6–9 months to learn and implement, drivers and parents can access the information they need on BusRight in two clicks or less, and transportation directors can learn the platform in fifteen minutes.
The driving force behind BusRight is the founder, Keith Corso, who founded the business in college after he observed the inefficiencies in the school bus system and validated the need for this type of solution with transportation leaders. He has the rare ability to win over everyone he works with and carries himself with exceptional integrity, maturity, and thoughtfulness. His co-founder, Phil Dunn, comes from a long background in school systems and formerly oversaw technology spend for the Broward School District. He deeply understands the pain points of the customers BusRight sells into and complements Keith’s skill set well. The team that Keith and Phil have built mirrors their dedication to the company’s vision and obsession with the customer. Every transportation director we’ve spoken with that uses BusRight raves about the product and considers the team friends and family.
With this fresh infusion of capital, the company plans on making several hires across engineering and customer success that you can learn more about here. We’re excited to join the team on this journey and we’re confident that BusRight will help usher in a new era of student transportation!