SAN FRANCISCO, November 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Moovit, the world´s leading public transport app, has already quadrupled the scope of its global operations in 2014, adding more than 300 new cities this year and crossing the 10 million user threshold. The company is launching a new city every day, and one million new users join the Moovit community on a monthly basis.
The app is currently available in over 40 countries in Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia, and in approximately 400 cities, including New York, Paris, London, Rome, Los Angeles, Barcelona, São Paulo, Buenos Aires, Sydney and Toronto.
Last month, Moovit started to expand to Asia, and has already opened service in selected cities in South Korea, Singapore and Thailand.
As part of Moovit's global growth strategy, Alex Torres was appointed VP of Global Product Marketing based in San Francisco, CA. Prior to Moovit, Torres has worked for more than 9 years for Google Inc. where he has exercised different functions in the Project Management, Product Marketing and Product Management organizations, launching new products like Google Site Search and new Google Search Appliance versions. He also created the first worldwide Google Local community team under Marissa Mayer's org and started Product Marketing operations in Japan and Latin America for Google Enterprise (now Google for Work).
With the addition of Alex Torres to the company's senior management team, Moovit has recently opened a San Francisco office.
"Moovit delivers a useful solution to local transit riders everywhere it operates. Crossing this 10 million user threshold proves once again that, all public transport passengers, anywhere in the world, experience the same problems and require the same solutions. We´ve recently started to deploy the service in Asia, a huge market with a large number of metropolitan areas, and millions of travelers in need for a world class transportation app," says Nir Erez, Moovit CEO.
"With the momentum of the company's global growth, we decided to add Alex to the senior management team to set up and manage the company's headquarters in San Francisco and coordinate Moovit's global marketing plans. We are convinced that the addition of Alex to our team, with his abilities, talent and experience and with the opening of our US headquarters, will greatly contribute to achieving Moovit's global goals," added Mr Erez.
Moovit was launched in March 2012, and began its international expansion in 2013. The main corporate headquarters are located in Ness Ziona, Israel, with an International office in San Francisco, CA. In December 2013, Moovit raised $28 million in a round led by Sequoia Capital Venture Capital Funds, in addition to the $3.5 million it raised in a previous round from Gemini Israel Ventures and the BRM Group.
What is Moovit?
The Moovit App has everything you need to travel on public transport the smartest, speediest and easiest way possible. By combining information from public transport operators and authorities with live information from the user community, Moovit offers travelers a real-time picture and the fastest and the most comfortable routes. Moovit users can also send active reports about their travel experience, such as bus congestion levels, cleanliness, and more. The more people use Moovit, the more users receive real-time information concerning buses and trains. Live information received from travelers offers all users improved route plans and more accurate estimates about arrival times.
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