Zūm joins ranks of past Timmy Award winners Instacart, Venmo and Stitch Fix

PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zūm took the title of 2018 Best Tech Startup home from the Silicon Valley Third Annual Timmy Awards ceremony after Tech in Motion announced the winners live in front of 300 tech enthusiasts, executives and entrepreneurs. After deliberation by a panel of expert judges and community voting, Zūm joined the ranks of innovators such as Venmo and ShopRunner, that have claimed a Timmy Award.  The award recognizes the top places for tech professionals to work.

“As the number of startups increases in the Silicon Valley area, so does the innovation happening in the city, and Zūm is making Silicon Valley more alluring as a desirable place to work in tech,” said Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion and Motion Recruitment Partners.  “The Timmy Awards were created to elevate local leaders like Zūm that make an impact from the beginning.”

Zūm’s CEO and co-founder, Ritu Narayan, created the company to solve a major childcare issue parents face: safe, reliable transportation for kids.  The company’s proprietary technology was built with security, reliability and ease-of-use in mind for families and schools. Among other product offerings, Zūm’s mobile apps provide real-time ride tracking -- from pickup to drop-off -- through its SMS and mobile apps. Additionally, Zūm maintains high levels of trust and safety through rigorous background checks, driver training and a superlative live operations team.

“We’re incredibly honored to receive the Best Tech Startup award. At Zūm, our mission is to empower families and schools through social innovation, transportation expertise and technology,” said Ritu Narayan, Founder and CEO. “We are humbled and proud to help families save time and schools save money, and we look forward to continuing this important work.”

Tech in Motion is hosting Timmy Award ceremonies across 10 tech hubs in North America this month, including Silicon Valley, to celebrate the best tech workplaces. A list of 2018 winners and finalists is available here, and previous winners include Jet.com, LearnVest, Venmo, Trip Advisor, Gilt, Constant Contact, Casper and Instacart. Please visit timmyawards.techinmotionevents.com for more information on the Timmys.

About Tech in Motion Events & The Timmy Awards
Tech in Motion is a North American event series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn, and innovate. What started as a collaborative project in 2011 between IT recruiting firms Jobspring Partners and Workbridge Associates, part of the Motion Recruitment network, grew into an organization of over 100,000 members across 12 chapters in North America including Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, LA, Orange County and Toronto. Please visit techinmotionevents.com for more information about notable speakers, sponsors and events.

About Zūm
Zūm is the leading provider of safe, efficient and reliable child transportation for schools and parents. Zūm is committed to saving schools money and parents time by providing flexible ride options, through highly vetted drivers. Since its inception, Zūm has provided over 3.5 million miles of safe and reliable rides and helped parents save over 200,000 hours - and counting. Founded by Ritu Narayan, Vivek Garg, and Abhishek Garg, Zūm is backed by leading venture capital firms including Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital, Ulu Ventures and Angelpad. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. For more information or to book a ride, visit www.ridezum.com.

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