Zūm Wins Gold Stevie® Award in 2018 American Business Awards®

Zūm’s recognized for its Special Needs Transportation Solution

Redwood City, California, UNITED STATES

SAN FRANCISCO, May 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zūm, the leading provider of safe and reliable transportation and care for children, today announced it was recognized with a Gold Stevie® in the 2018 American Business Awards℠, the nation’s premier business awards program. Zūm was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for it’s Special Needs Transportation Solution in the Education Category.

More than 3,700 nominations were submitted from organizations of all sizes, and over 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners.

“At Zūm we built our special education transportation solution from the ground up, and we’ve taken into account the needs of schools, students and parents,” said Ritu Narayan, Chief Executive Officer of Zūm.  “Because of our focus on safety, reliability, transparency, and flexibility, Zūm provides a solution that exceeds the government mandate. While our solution provides superior service, with flexible any size transportation platform, we have helped schools save money and stretch their transportation budget.”

“I think the experience and vetted drivers combined with GPS tracking and other tools offers parents of special needs students with much-needed peace of mind,” remarked a Stevie® judge.

Zūm has partnered with over 1000 schools in California and is the fastest-growing transportation solution designed for students, schools, and parents.  Zūm is on track to complete its first 1 million rides in 2018 and is considered one of the biggest allies for schools and parents.

About Zūm
Zūm is the leading provider of safe and reliable child transportation for schools and parents. Zūm is committed to saving schools money and saving parents' time by providing flexible ride options, through highly vetted drivers. Today Zūm has saved its partner schools more than $10 million in overhead costs and has helped parents save over 100,000 hours. Founded by Ritu Narayan, Zūm has raised $26.8 million in venture funding from Sequoia Capital and Spark Capital and is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. For more information visit www.ridezum.com.

About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Priya Shah