May 28, 2024

YouTravel.Me, a travel adventure start-up garners $1Mn for boosting US Market position

Olga Bortnikova, Ivan Bortnikov and Ivan Mikheev - co-founders of YouTravel.Me

This travel platform core focus is to aid in nine million tourists globally for saving their time and funds through integrated expertized-strategic tours as well as in garnering travel buddies.

YouTravel.Me, is an algorithm-powered online podium for booking small group adventure travel planned by travel experts, declared out recently that they have secured $1Million funding. The round was powered by Strata VC with the aid of co-investing podium, as well as equal participation from Mission Gate, Bas Godska as well as others.

The firm is focussing on their initiative to raise funds in order to bolster their overall position within the competitive US Market, raising in their gross merchandise worth to $2.7 million per month within the close of 2021, as well as empower their technological reach.

Olga Bortnikova, co-founder and CEO of YouTravel.Me Statement

Olga Bortnikova, co-founder and CEO of YouTravel.Me, stated out that, “We’re on a mission to create a more personalized group travel experience, so travellers can bond and make meaningful connections. Through this investment, we will enhance our matchmaking technology and introduce YouTravel.Me to more clients globally, with a focus on the U.S.”

Alexey Girin, General Partner at Starta Capital statement

General Partner at Starta Capital, an NYC-based early-stage VC, Alexey Girin, also commented that, “Travel industry has significantly evolved over the past decade, and the old ways no longer resonate with the modern traveller. YouTravel.Me leads the way in bringing cutting-edge technology to the travel industry, offering a personalized approach to group tours. I’m inspired by YouTravel.Me’s vision and see high potential for future growth opportunities as the travel landscape continues to evolve.”

Bas Godska- Angel investor and General Partner in Acrobator Ventures Statement

Angel investor and General Partner in Acrobator Ventures, Bas Godska, stated out that, “There’s an uptick in customized experiences that cater to audiences looking for new ways to travel and explore the world. I look forward to partnering with YouTravel.Me as they passionately continue redefining the modern travel industry.”

YouTravel.Me-How it works?

YouTravel.Me bids over 15,900 tours in over 130 nations around the globe. Matchmaking algorithms connect travellers based on their interests, values, and past experiences.

Utilizing live chat or via voice, travellers can also join with travel experts who can aid them prepare an itinerary for the adventure and offer them with relevant data about other tour participants.

This approach empowers building up of an interconnected community of like-minded individuals overviewing to explore globally via expeditions, hiking trips, wellness retreats, yacht regattas and more. Today, there are over 10,000 travelers and 4,200 travel experts on YouTravel.Me.

The platform verifies its travel experts through a special score system to ensure safety and quality. The selection criteria comprise work experience, financial data and social media presence.



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