Busbud

Busbud is the bus travel booking website with the largest coverage – serving over two million departures to travellers around the world every week. Search, compare and book tickets from more than 3,900 bus companies in 20,000 cities worldwide.
Busbud

The story so far

Self-described as the Kayak for bus travel, Busbud is the only platform that helps travelers search, compare and book bus trips online at a global level. Busbud leverages the ground networks of nearly 1,500 bus companies around the world, providing coach scheduling information and booking options for over 10,460 cities in 89 countries.

LP Maurice, CEO and co-founder of Busbud had the idea for Busbud while backpacking across South America in early 2011. Later that year, Maurice, co-founded Busbud with two long-time friends: Microsoft veteran Mike Gradek, now CTO, and Chief Analytics Officer Frederic Thouin.

OMERS Ventures co-led a $9 million Series A funding in 2014.

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Founded

2011

OMERS First Investment

2014

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

LP Maurice

LP Maurice is the CEO & Co-founder of Busbud, the leading global marketplace for intercity bus travel booking. Busbud was selected as one of the 3 most innovative companies in Canada by PwC in 2013. LP was named Entrepreneur of the Year in Quebec in 2016. Previously, LP worked in Silicon Valley at Yahoo and LinkedIn in product management, marketing and business development. LP holds an MBA from Harvard University, a Master’s degree in Corporate Law from the University of Montreal and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from HEC Montreal.

The OMERS team

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Damien Steel
Global Managing Partner
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Silvio Memme
Associate

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