REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — Zūm, the leading provider of safe and reliable student transportation for school districts and families, has been named winner of a Gold Stevie Award for Company of the Year in the Transportation category.
The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards. The award will be officially presented to Zūm and other winners at the 17th Annual American Business Awards on June 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York. The presentation will also be broadcast on Livestream.
More than 3,800 nominations were reviewed this year for award consideration.
In the past year, Zūm has grown revenue more than 300 percent and helped San Francisco Bay Area schools and Southern California schools save more than $15 million in transportation costs—driving millions of dollars back into school district budgets. As Zūm remains a mission-driven company, its accomplishments also include supporting working mothers by providing them with a flexible solution for their children’s transportation and childcare needs. Zūm helps schools save money and improve the quality of rides for students, while helping working mothers balance their careers and their kid’s activities and alleviate the stress of work and school schedules.
“We are incredibly honored to have received this award and know it was a team effort,” said Zūm Founder and CEO Ritu Narayan. “I am grateful to our employees, drivers, school district partners and families using the service and constantly going above and beyond to make the Zūm experience one that everyone can enjoy and benefit from. There were many stand-out companies nominated.”
The judges were impressed by Zūm’s mission and success. “It is truly an amazing nomination. Their achievements are very significant and Zūm is becoming more popular and bigger. Moreover, Zūm’s market is related to saving money back into schools and that is very necessary for the community,” said a panel judge.
Another judge noted: “Finding new and innovative ways to get children to school quicker and safer puts less strain on the environment by saving gas and emissions. Being able to quantify that savings and invest that savings back into new school activities is a wonderful idea. Good luck!” While a third wrote: “The overall story about fast growth is great and appropriate with the category. Well done!”
Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 200 business professionals around the world.
Details about the Stevie winner in American Business Awards can be found on their blog.
Zūm is the leading provider of safe, efficient and reliable child transportation for school districts and busy families. Zūm saves schools money and parents time by providing flexible transportation options through its network of highly vetted drivers and advanced scheduling, routing and tracking technology. Founded in 2015 by Stanford and eBay alums, Zūm is backed by leading venture capital firms, including Sequoia Capital, Spark Capital and BMW i Ventures. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California. www.ridezum.com
About the Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, German Stevie Awards, American Business Awards, International Business Awards, Stevie Awards for Great Employers, Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. http://www.StevieAwards.com