Czech travel platform Daytrip closes $10M Series B round

Daytrip, a Czech-founded travel platform providing private door-to-door car transfers, has announced the closing of a $10 million Series B investment led by Taiwania Capital. The existing investors Euroventures, Czechia’s J&T Ventures and N1 also participated in the round. The company told AIN.Capital the news via press release.

About Daytrip

  • Daytrip was founded in 2015 because its founders believed that there had to be a better way to travel between cities. The startup offers private transfers with English-speaking drivers and optional sightseeing stops.
  • Over the years, Daytrip’s growing network of over 7,000 drivers has helped over 850,000 people transform their travel day into a holiday. On top of that, Daytrip has maintained a 5-star rating on Tripadvisor and expanded its operations to more than 110 countries worldwide.
Daytrip’s founders: Tomáš Turek, Valeriia Pshenychna, Markéta Bláhová, Jiří Sváček, and Jan Prokop

Traveling is picking up again and in fact, data show that American travelers are about to take as many, or even more international trips in 2024 compared to last year. People are looking to explore countries they were not able to travel to during the pandemic, they are more willing to spend their money on unique travel experiences and immerse themselves into the local cultures. And Daytrip is ready to help them achieve that,

Markéta Bláhová, Co-Founder and COO of Daytrip, comments.

Who are the investors?

  • Taiwania Capital is the lead investor this round. It is a venture capital firm that establishes partnership with worldwide companies and to boost Taiwan’s economic growth. The fund invests in Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and other Central and Eastern European countries.
  • Euroventures, one of the longest-established and leading independent private equity and venture capital firms in Central Europe, participated as an existing investor along with J&T Ventures, an early-stage Prague-based Venture Capital fund, and N1, a Czech-founded early-stage focused VC fund.

What’s next?

The latest funding round will support Daytrip in further building the platform, expanding its operations in new countries including the United States, and establishing strategic partnerships with key industry leaders.