Mobility technology company WhereIsMyTransport is set to successfully close the second funding round for capital to expand its already impressive portfolio of mobility data and solutions for emerging-market megacities. This will bring the total raised by the company during its Series A funding to $22 million.
The funding infusion is led by Naspers Foundry, Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund, and SBI Investment, joining a notable list of existing investors, including giants like Google and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. The extension comes as WhereIsMyTransport deepens its mobility data offering in the Majority World, adding and maintaining complete network data from every mode of public transport in Bangkok, Mexico City, Lima, Dhaka and Gauteng, and on target to map 30 emerging-market megacities by 2023.
Other participants confirmed in the extension are Capria Ventures and Wuri Ventures, Mission Gate, B&Y, and KDDI Open Innovation Fund managed by Global Brain.
“Our initial round gave us the leverage we needed to enter new markets, and to broaden our reach. Securing additional funding now, as cities experience unparalleled changes to their mobility landscapes, is testament to the many opportunities that we create by producing accurate and reliable public transport data, and to our market-leading position,” says Devin de Vries, CEO and co-founder of WhereIsMyTransport.
“More than ever, citizens and businesses in emerging markets need a central source of mobility data they can trust.”
Following closely on the news of the Series A extension is the launch of WhereIsMyTransport’s first consumer product, Rumbo, in Latin America. Leveraging the company’s unrivalled mobility data, the Android app is the first in these markets to provide network information from every mode of public transport. Rumbo has reached over 100,000 users and delivered over 750,000 real-time network alerts since launching in Mexico City in November 2020, and launches in Lima, Peru, later this year.
WhereIsMyTransport is a leading mobility technology company and central source of complete public transport data for emerging-market megacities. Working on the ground in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Europe and South and Southeast Asia, the company digitalises network information from all modes of public transport, and maintains data accuracy as these dynamic systems change.
The company’s products and data services improve the public transport experience, and inform industry-leading clients. It started in South Africa, is headquartered in London, and has a globally distributed team.