• Buster Expands and Hires New Leader

     
    POSTED November 29, 2016
     

Buster allows people to book a ride with buses, vans, or limos, like never before. With a total of $3.8 million in funds, $1.1 million raised from investors like General Catalyst, Allen & Company and Priceline, Buster is undergoing some major growth. The company will now expand and enhance their experience by spreading to more cities and making important new hires.

Joining the Buster team is Harald Kruse as CEO. Kruse has experience with online businesses, like Priceline.com and will help with growth at Buster.

“I am thrilled to lead the Buster team at this exciting time,” says Kruse. “The charter transportation market is one of the final frontiers in travel that has not been disrupted by technology. I look forward to leveraging everything I’ve learned from my decades in the travel industry to take the pain out of charter ground travel for consumers and businesses alike.”

Since the company started in New York in 2013, they’ve expanded throughout the U.S. in Boston, Baltimore, and San Francisco. Buster is dedicated to improving the booking process, customer service, safety and quality.

“Through the Buster platform, consumers & operators can now book bus travel with the same ease that they’ve come to expect from other travel marketplaces,” says Spencer Lazar, partner, General Catalyst. “We look forward to collaborating with Harald and the BNM team to accelerate Buster’s innovation and growth.”

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