B2B ground transportation service Talixo has closed a “high 7-digit” financing round. The investor line-up includes Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, current shareholders Amman Group, and a large Swiss institutional investor.
Talixo was founded in 2012 and is based in Berlin and Krakow. The young company provides an integrated B2B ground transportation booking platform for taxis and limousines. The platform is available in 6 European languages. Talixo provides customizable solutions for corporates, online travel platforms and travel agencies to streamline booking and expensing of transfers.
Throughout the last year, Talixo has launched strategic partnerships with Amadeus, AirPlus and acquired several high profile corporate customers, leading to a steady 1200% growth in bookings. Customers can book vehicles ranging from Taxis and Economy transfers to black Business and Luxury class limousines. The company has also just launched a ride-sharing product, allowing corporate customers to pool their rides to and from airports.
What makes the Talixo product stand out for corporate customers is the direct connections to travel management software such as Concur, Amadeus or Onesto, and a standardised product available worldwide – the company prides itself in providing the same service worldwide – USA, Europe, China or India. Corporations can also use AirPlus payment cards to automatically process expensing of the trips.
Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures is convinced that Talixo has a unique product on the B2B travel market. Manuel Gerres, Managing Director of Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures & Head of New Digital Business at Deutsche Bahn Group, stated: “We see it as a prospective, fast-growing addition to our portfolio and also benefits for our employees by using Talixo’s service for business trips. We look forward to a close, strategic collaboration leading to further exciting projects.”
Sebastian Kleinau, Founder & CEO of Talixo, commented: “I’m looking forward to working closely with the Deutsche Bahn team on leveraging all synergies between our products. We have dozens of corporations waiting in the pipeline to join our platform and we are very happy that the funding will help us speed up the growth even further.”
Talixo will use the fresh capital to fuel further growth. The company wants to establish itself as the transfer market leader for the travel industry and expand on the Asian and American markets.