Wednesday, 7 November 2012

PhanindraSama FounderCEO

redBus needs no introduction, nor does Phanindra Sama (Phani) the Founder & CEO of an organisation that has taken a whitespace and created a great business- he talks about the journey, the inspiration and the pieces that came together to create redBus. "I believe if you really want to do something, the world conspires to make it happen"

Phani is ranked no# 3 amongst India's Most Promising Entrepreneurs by Business World. He was awarded Star Entrepreneur of the year at 3i summit, Mumbai and BITSAA 30 under 30 award. He is also selected as Endeavor Entrepreneur ( and TiE Entrepreneur (

He was a State ranker in Intermediate examination, Andhra Pradesh Sr. Secondary Board, graduated with distinction from BITS-Pilani, and worked with Texas Instruments, Bangalore before he co-founded redBus.

redBus™ is India's largest bus ticketing company, reaching out to consumers via multiple channels - web, mobile, phone booking, partnerships and retail outlets. It manages over 10,000+ bus schedules every day from the largest bus operator partnerships spanning the entire country. It has built a robust distribution of over 75000 outlets! redBus is amongst Forbes top 5 start-ups to watch out for in 2010. Its' bus operator SaaS product, BOSS™ ( is a market leader in its space with the largest number of bus operators using it across the country. Its' GDS for buses, SeatSeller™, powers majority of organized bus ticketing agencies in India.

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