Austrian ASI Reisen participates in $1M round for Viatu, the sustainable travel company
The Switzerland-based Viatu, a startup for sustainable multi-day tours, has raised $1 million in a seed round led by Ndoto with participation from ASI Reisen. The investment will help Viatu to finish building its booking platform.
- Co-founded in 2020 by Alfredo Seidemann, Johan Bodenstein, and Bаrbara Buchel, Viatu is the travel company utilizing API and data-driven technology to simplify the booking process of multi-day sustainable adventure. Currently, the startup specializes in trips to sub-Saharan African destinations, such as Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, and South Africa.
- Viatu aims to address the needs of the environment and communities by only offering destinations with sound environmental, social and economic credentials that are in line with the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s Destination criteria. To date, Viatu participates in Austrian GrowF Batch #9.
- The fresh round was led by NDOTO LLC, the US-based multifaceted investment and production company. Participants in the round include Austrian sustainable travel marketplace, ASI Reisen and a number of angels.
“We created Viatu to take the guesswork and extensive manual labor out of booking sustainable travel, and empower travelers to become an active force in enriching local environments, economies, and communities. The additional funding will allow us to further develop our platform to make arranging an adventure holiday from your smartphone as easy as booking a taxi or ordering a takeaway,”Barbara Buchel, co-founder and Chief Impact Officer, said.
- The investment will be spent for the finishing Viatu’s direct booking system and launching the customer interface.