Wanderu CEO Covers Inc. Magazine’s “Most Innovative Women” Issue

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Polina Raygorodskaya graces Inc. Magazine’s October 2017 cover just weeks after Wanderu officially declared profitability.


BOSTON, MA (September 20, 2017)
– Polina Raygorodskaya, co-founder and CEO of Wanderu, the leading bus and train travel search platform in North America and Europe, has been featured on the cover of Inc. Magazine’s October 2017 issue as part of the publication’s annual roundup of the world’s most innovative women.

The issue is set to hit the newsstands on September 26. A digital version of the profile on Polina Raygorodskaya is currently available on the magazine’s website.

“It’s an incredible honor to not only be on the cover but, more importantly, to be featured among so many distinguished female entrepreneurs,” said Raygorodskaya. “As a female running a business in a male-dominated field, I’m hoping that this will demonstrate to young women around the world that they can become innovators on their own merit and inspire them to pursue a career in entrepreneurship.”

Joining Raygorodskaya on the list of most innovative women are a number of trailblazing female executives, including BlackLine’s Therese Tucker, Bumble’s Whitney Wolfe, Sweeten’s Jean Brownhill, and Vida Health’s Stephanie Tilenius, among other esteemed honorees.

In addition to the feature, Raygorodskaya is scheduled to appear at the Inc. Women’s Summit event on September 25 in New York, NY. The Wanderu co-founder and CEO will participate in a discussion panel on what it takes to create and grow a successful business venture. More information about the event is available here.

Raygorodskaya’s honor comes on the heels of a year of milestones for Wanderu. After launching the service in Europe, allowing travelers to compare and book bus and train travel options to more than 10,000 destinations across the Old Continent, Wanderu became one of few tech startups to declare profitability within less than five years of existence.

About Polina Raygorodskaya

Polina Raygorodskaya is the Co-Founder and CEO of Wanderu. Prior to establishing Wanderu, Polina was the founder and president of Polina Fashion, a boutique fashion, travel and luxury PR firm based in New York City.

Polina holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Babson College.

In 2015, Inc. Magazine included Polina in their annual 30 Under 30 chart of the best young entrepreneurs and Fortune Magazine featured her in their list of 40 Under 40 Women to Watch. In 2016, Polina was featured in Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list in the Consumer Tech category.

About Wanderu

Wanderu is the simplest way to book bus and train travel. Either online at Wanderu.com or through the free Wanderu app for iOS and Android, travelers can find, compare and book tickets for the most convenient and cost-effective itineraries across numerous bus and train lines in North America and Europe.

Wanderu’s partners include some of the largest ground travel companies in the world, including Amtrak, Greyhound, Megabus, Deutsche Bahn, VIA Rail Canada, National Express, FlixBus, and Trailways of New York, among many others.

In November 2016, Wanderu was named one of 15 top companies of 2016 by Inc. Magazine. Earlier in 2016, Wanderu’s co-founders Polina Raygorodskaya (CEO) and Igor Bratnikov (COO) were featured in Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list of outstanding entrepreneurs in the Consumer Tech category.

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About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Winner of Advertising Age’s “The A-List” in January 2015, and the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 40,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

Staffo Dobrev
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Staffo Dobrev

Staffo Dobrev

Having lived in some of the greatest cities in the world, Staffo has always had a soft spot for travel and adventures. Instead of hitting the usual tourist attractions, though, Staffo prefers to make friends with local people and check out fun places and activities that are not in the travel books.
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