Kenya’s BuuPass to Venture into Eight New African Markets

Kenyan startup BuuPass has laid plans to expand into eight new African markets by 2025.

The plan aligns with the firm to offer mobility solutions to its consumers to book travel tickets through its platforms, with a target of achieving 12 new markets.

“Currently, 95% of the African intercity transport market operates offline, resulting in operational inefficiencies and subpar customer experiences. BuuPass seeks to bridge this gap by offering digital tools for bus operators and a centralized platform for consumers to compare and book tickets,” stated Sonia Kabra, the co-founder of BuuPass.

The startup recently acquired QuickBus, its Kenyan counterpart after successful completion of a $1.3 million pre-seed funding round in February, 2023.

The deal saw the e-mobility extend its operations to South Africa and Nigeria, in addition to its existing Kenya and Uganda markets.

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BuuPass operates in over 650 localities in Kenya and 80 in Uganda even as it lays out plans to explore opportunities in Tanzania as its next market.

The company has sold over 16 million travel tickets to date, with a total sales value surpassing Ksh.13.2 billion ($100 million).

The startup has also participated in the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa and received support from the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund.

BuuPass also provides a Software as Service (SaaS) solution to help bus operators in managing operations, inventory, and sales more effectively.

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Collins Ogutu

Nairobi based Digital Journalist, Corporate Communication Expert and Digital Marketer with a wealth of experience in multimedia. Accredited member of the Media Council of Kenya.

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