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    WhereIsMyTransport to take on India, Latin America after $1.85m investment

    By Staff Reporter on 11 January, 2019

    Cape Town and London-based mobility data startup WhereIsMyTransport has secured a $1.85-million investment as part of of its Series-A round in a deal led by Mexico City-based corporate venture capital fund LiiL Ventures.

    Dutch impact investor Goodwell Investments also participated in the round. WhereIsMyTransport collects and provides access to public transport data, in addition to journey planning.

    Chris King, Devin de Vries, and Dave New (pictured above, right to left) founded the startup in 2015. In a statement announcing the investment, de Vries described Liil Ventures as an investor that is experienced in the startup’s sector and a “loud advocate for our market-leading technology”.

    The $1.85-million investment brings the total funding raised by WhereIsMyTransport from launch four years ago to $5.8-million

    The firm which currently has data for more than 30 major cities — including Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban — on its open integrated mobility data platform is now expanding into India, South East Asia and Latin America, having carried out data collection on the public transport system of Mexico’s capital, Mexico City, last year.

    Based on reported deals, business information platform Crunchbase estimates that — including this latest investment — WhereIsMyTransport has raised a total of $5.8-million in funding since launch.

    Featured image (From left to right ): WhereIsMyTransport founders Chris King, Devin de Vries and Dave New (Supplied)

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