From An Odd Bus Journey To A Start Up: The Success Story of 3 Telugu Entrepreneurs Behind ‘Red Bus’

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Festivals or holidays vastunnayi ante prathi employee bus tickets kosam tension padadam anedi ippatiki chustune unnam. Intlo vallaki duranga job chesukune prathi employee atleast festival ki aina intlo vallatho spend cheyali anukuntaru. Kani journey cheyadaniki bus tickets dorakavu, okavela dorikina tickets confirm avvavu , double rate pay chestha anna tickets dorakadam anedi chala kastam.

Red BusIla mana andari lage bus journey and tickets kastalu face chesina varilo ‘Phanindra Sama’ okaru. Adi 2005, Sankranti holidays avvadam tho andaru tama intiki velle panilo bus tickets kosam try chestunaru. Bangalore lo job chestunna Phanindra Sama festival ki velladaniki entho kasta padithe oka ticket dorikindi, aa ticket kuda cancel avvadam tho intiki velladaniki chala kasta padalsi vachindi.

He Realised After This Odd Journey, Which Made Him to start ‘Red Bus’:

Red BusElago ala athi kastam meedha festival ki intiki reach aina ‘Phanindra Sama’ ee journey nundi athadini ‘Red Bus’ start up vaipu alochinchela chesindi. Ika thought
Ravadame late taa friends aina Pasupunuri Sudhakar and Charan Padmaraju.

Bangalore lo job chestunna time lone Phanindra BITS pilani lo tanatho patu chaduvukunna Sudhakar and Charan tho ‘Red Bus’ startup idea vinipinchadu. Ala ee mugguriki idea nacchadam tho mellaga travel agencies tho tie-up aiyyi ‘Red Bus’ ni start chesaru.

Initially, they want to develop software and sell it to travel agencies and bus operators:

Red BusStarting lo just oka software develop chesi travel agencies and bus operators ki madhya communication build cheddam anukunnaru ee mugguru friends. So, ala 2005 lo oka software develop chesi telugu states lo unna travel agencies and bus operators ki ivvadaniki try chesaru. But sad thing antante aa software ni andaru reject chesaru. Even free ga isthamani cheppina kuda evaru munduku raledu ala villaki starting lone shock tagilindi.

It all started with five tickets booking through “Red Bus’ on August 18th, 2006:

Red BusAla first lo nundi bayata padda villu, ‘Red Bus’ app ready chesi malli travel agents daggariki velli bus tickets kosam tie-up avvamani request chesaru. Again evaru tie-up avvadaniki interest chupinchaledu. Atlast chala efforts taruvatha final ga oka travel agency tho tie-up aindi ‘Red Bus’aithe aa travel agency athanu villaki pettina test entante at any cost one week lo minimum five tickets aina booking jaragali ani.

And they took it as a challenge and started campaign by distributing pamphlets to employees of Hitec City, DLF, Gachibowli and other places in Hyderabad. And finally 2006, August 18th roju Infosys lo work chestunna oka women Tirupati ki oka ticket book chesindi. Adhe week lo inko 4 tickets kuda book aiyyayi.

From distributing pamphlets to 780 Crores net worth company:

Red BusAla five tickets tho start aina ee start up company chala takkuva time lo huge earnings tho patu telugu states lo common people bus tickets kosam pade kastalaku full stop padindi. Telugu states lo ‘Red Bus’ ki bookings high unna time lo ee app services ni other states lo kuda start chesi country wide business expand chesaru. 250% growth rate tho ‘Red Bus’ chala short time lo start up nundi pedda company ga start aindi. Red Bus business and growth rate chusina South Africa’s big multinational internet group ‘Naspers’ RedBus ki huge offer icchi whooping 780 crores tho company shares buy chesindi.

Phanindra worked as CEO for ‘Red Bus’ and left the organisation with his 2 friends:

Red BusAla ‘Red Bus’ ni huge amount ki Naspers ki ammina taruvatha kuda ‘Phanindra’ CEO ga unnadu. But somehow he left ‘Red Bus’ along with his 2 friends and looking for some new startup in our telugu states.

Idi normal situations lo oka three ordinary people ki vacchina oka idea vari life ne ila marchesindi. Manalo chala mandhiki ideas vastuntayi kani aa ideas ni implement chesina entha varaku success aiyyamu anedi assalu katha.

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