SmartRyde, a Global Airport Transfer Marketplace, Raises Approximately $1.6M in a Series A Funding Round. Accelerating Further Global Expansion and Product Development

SmartRyde, a Global Airport Transfer Marketplace, Raises Approximately $1.6M in a Series A Funding Round. Accelerating Further Global Expansion and Product Development

TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#MaaS–SmartRyde, Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo Representative Director: Sota Kimura) is pleased to announce that it has raised approximately $1.6M in a Series A funding round. The investment is led by Angel Bridge and included SG Incubate, Yamaguchi Capital, SMBC Venture Capital, Hiroshima Venture Capital, Iyogin Capital, Inventum Ventures, individual investor and serial entrepreneur Shouji Kodama, Nobuaki Takahashi (NOB LLC), and Optima Ventures.

Background

We are creating a marketplace to connect local transportation operators and online travel agencies (OTAs) with the mission of “contributing to the sustainable development of local communities through transportation.” As of August 2021, we have collaborated with more than 650 transportation operators and more than 25 OTAs, including top global players such as Booking.com, Expedia, Trip.com, Traveloka, and Despegar.

SmartRyde has already established partnerships with many clients, including major OTAs, travel agencies, and mobility companies.
We will continue to promote collaboration with OTAs around the world as a one-stop travel experience solution.

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