REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zūm, the leading provider of safe and reliable student transportation for families and school districts, announced today that Xuejun Wang, Blippar’s former Executive Vice President of Engineering, has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering.

Wang is a seasoned executive and technology leader, having built world-class engineering teams from scratch through to 100+ person organizations.  In addition to Blippar, Xuejun has also held previous leadership positions at Yahoo! Inc., Alibaba Group and Shanda Group. Xuejun is an undergraduate and PhD from Tsinghua university and holds several patents in search and distributed systems.

"Xuejun comes with a very impressive background in engineering large-scale platforms and has a proven track record of building high-performance engineering teams,” said Abhishek Garg, CTO and Co-Founder of Zūm. "Xuejun will be a great asset to Zūm's vision of building a world class engineering organization."

Wang will be responsible for building and leading the engineering team at Zūm, including continued development of the company’s proprietary technology to support its focus on trust and safety, rapid expansion and other business needs.

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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