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Our Story Begins with Our Mission

Bringing Student Transportation Into a New Era Enabling Greater Safety, Sustainability, Equity, and Transparency.

Bringing Student Transportation Into a New Era Enabling Greater Safety, Sustainability, Equity, and Transparency.

Founded with Parents in Mind

Zum founder and CEO Ritu Narayan with her children

Our founder’s mother sacrificed a thriving career to raise her four children. Years later our Founder & CEO Ritu Narayen found herself in the same predicament - how could she advance her career while making sure her two kids had trustworthy and reliable transportation and care?

41%
of working mothers say it’s harder to advance their careers.
10M+
women have left the workplace to take care of their children.
Zum founder and CEO Ritu Narayan with her children

Passionate Experts and Innovators

Zum founder and CEO Ritu Narayan and partners

Our leadership team has decades of expertise in platform development, logistics, and student transportation. We’re devoted to providing schools with effective solutions from day one, and consistently honing and optimizing our services to address changing needs. We apply our industry-leading technology and knowledge to remain nimble, inventive, and responsive in everything we do.

Zum founder and CEO Ritu Narayan and partners

Leading the Change

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Fast forward to today, and Zum is the leader in student transportation serving over 4,000 schools and districts and has completed over a million rides to date.

4000
the number of schools and districts we serve
1M+
completed rides to date
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Backed by the Best

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Zum is proudly backed by world-class investors who believe in our unique mission and are also vested in driving the future forward across energy, education, technology and transportation sectors.

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"Let’s act now to reinvent student transportation for the future that we want to live, learn and travel in."
Ritu Narayan

Zum Founder & CEO

Our Values

We Are Driven to Serve

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Customer Obsessed
We obsess about our customers’ needs. We delight and wow them by going above and beyond. We work diligently to gain and keep their trust.
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Think Big. Execute Meticulously
We think big. We scale hurdles, and we invent new paths. We're never satisfied. We're agile. We're always moving; we're always delivering with speed.
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Do Things The Right Way
We hold the highest integrity and always do what's right, regardless of what it takes.
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Build Better Communities
We’re committed to our mission of helping families and schools realize their full potential.
Our Team

We're Hiring!

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We're on a mission to build the world's largest and most trusted platform for transportation and care for children. We're inspired each day by our team members' welcoming, resourceful, and go-getter attitude. We couldn't have done it without our team. We still have miles to go, come join us on this journey.

Join the Team
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