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    Tim Draper Backs BuuPass: A Game-Changing Investment for Kenya’s Leading Bus Ticketing Platform

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     In a significant stride towards revolutionizing Africa’s transportation landscape, BuuPass, Kenya’s leading digital bus ticketing platform, has secured a groundbreaking investment from Tim Draper, a global venture capital icon renowned for his support of entrepreneurship and innovation. This marks Draper’s third venture in Africa and catapults BuuPass towards its ambitious goal of becoming a unicorn in the transportation sector. The investment was made through BuuPass’s participation in the Meet the Drapers reality TV show.

    Tim Draper, founder of Draper Associates, DFJ, and the Draper Venture Network, boasts a remarkable track record of funding successful companies, including Coinbase, Baidu, Tesla, Skype, SpaceX, Twitch, and Hotmail. A prominent advocate for Bitcoin and decentralization, Draper has invested in over 50 crypto companies and has been honored as the “Entrepreneur of the World” by the World Entrepreneurship Forum. His influence extends to being ranked among the top 100 most powerful people in finance by Worth Magazine.

     BuuPass’s significant investment from Tim Draper underscores his confidence in the company’s potential to reshape Africa’s transportation sector. This strategic leap aligns with Draper’s commitment to supporting innovative ventures across the globe.

    Draper’s expertise and extensive global network are poised to provide BuuPass with unprecedented opportunities for growth and innovation. This partnership is expected to catalyze BuuPass’s mission to digitize the $100 billion long-distance transport market in Africa, enhancing its B2B2C full-stack marketplace connecting transport companies with online ticketing platforms.

     Having already sold over 16 million travel tickets and generating over $100 million in GMV, BuuPass has established a robust presence in East and Southern Africa, with routes spanning more than 15 countries. The investment from Tim Draper is set to further accelerate BuuPass’s growth, solidifying its position as a transformative force in the region.

    Comments from BuuPass Co-founder Sonia Kabra and Tim Draper:

    Sonia Kabra, Co-founder of BuuPass: Expressing her excitement about the investment, Sonia Kabra stated, “Securing investment from Tim Draper is a monumental milestone for BuuPass. His belief in our vision and potential is a huge vote of confidence. This partnership brings us closer to our goal of seamless movement of people and goods across Africa, and it’s a significant step towards achieving our dream of becoming a unicorn in the transportation sector.”

    Tim Draper: Tim Draper also shared his enthusiasm, saying, “BuuPass has shown incredible promise in transforming the transportation industry in Africa. I am excited to be part of this journey and look forward to seeing BuuPass drive innovation and connectivity across the continent.”

    With the backing of one of Silicon Valley’s most influential figures, BuuPass is poised for an exciting phase of growth and innovation. The company is committed to leveraging this investment to expand its reach, enhance its technology, and continue its mission of revolutionizing transportation in Africa. As BuuPass sets its sights on becoming a unicorn in the transportation sector, the investment from Tim Draper serves as a testament to the transformative potential of African startups in the global arena.

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