Brown-based startup maps safer routes for cyclists

THE NAVIGATION APP company Pointz closed its pre-seed funding round earlier this month and currently plans to launch its app on the Apple and Google Play stores in November. Above, Chief Technology Officer Trisha Ballakur (left) and CEO Maggie Bachenberg (right), co-founders of Pointz. / COURTESY POINTZ
PROVIDENCE – A new navigation app catered to cyclists and created by Brown University students is on track for a public release later this fall.  Pointz, co-founded by CEO Maggie Bachenberg and Chief Technology Officer Trisha Ballakur, both seniors at Brown University, maps out safer routes for bikes and other micromobility vehicles, such as scooters…

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