Withlocals.com, a marketplace for local travel experiences, has recently raised $500,000 in funding from the Greenhouse Group. According to the Eindhoven-based startup, the seed investment will be used to launch out of beta version soon and to target Southeast Asia.
Withlocals was founded earlier this year to connect travellers with locals through food and experiences and to enable a more authentic travel experience for tourists. The concept behind Withlocals reminds a bit about the recently failed startup Gidsy or the U.S. competitor Vayable. Withlocals enables locals to sell travel experiences within the categories “EAT Withlocals”, “TOURS Withlocals” and “ACTIVITIES Withlocals”.