CaptainBook.io, a B2B marketplace for travel experiences, raises €250K from SeedBlink
CaptainBook.io, the developer of an online platform that connects tours, activities, and experiences providers to local trusted resellers, has raised €250,000 in a pre-seed round to drive product development and accelerate its expansion. The investment was led by SeedBlink.
- Founded in 2021 by Jerome Bajou and Luca Lattanzio CaptainBook.io brings experience suppliers online by offering them a booking engine that connects them to a network of hotels, Airbnb hosts, and travel agencies. Through CaptainBook.io, experience suppliers can create, manage, distribute, and sell from a single platform.
- The company has already helped more than 280 suppliers go online, offering more than 520 experiences in five countries. Captainbook’s clients and partners portfolio include GetYourGuide, Project Expedition, Viator, and Civitatis.
- The Buharest-based SeedBlink, an investing platform specializing in sourcing, vetting, financing, and scaling tech startups was the leading investor in this round. SeedBlink has over 250 companies in its portfolio and €148.3 million of the total mobilized amount. In October 2022 it co-led €2 million round for Romanian Yarooms, a SaaS company providing workplace experience solutions.
“When we first met the CaptainBook team, we were impressed by their in-depth knowledge of tourism. We are thrilled that our investors chose to participate in their pre-seed round and support them in their mission to transform the infrastructure that underpins the sale and distribution of travel and experiences. Some of them were eager to assist in paving the way for Romanian expansion,”Andrei Dudoiu, Managing Partner at SeedBlink said.
- The startup will use the fresh investment to drive product development and accelerate CaptainBook.io’s expansion to Romania, Poland, Spain, and Italy.