Hotelchamp, a marketing and sales platform that helps hoteliers drive more direct bookings on their websites, today announced an additional €2.25 million raise in seed funding. The Amsterdam based startup previously raised €1.75 million, bringing the total seed funding to €4 million. In the beginning of the year, we mentioned Hotelchamp as one of “7 Dutch startups to look out for in 2017“. Last week we interviewed Hotelchamp CEO Kristian Valk about the journey of this fast growing startup.
Focused on delivering a personalised booking experience, Hotelchamp’s technology offers a platform for hotels to achieve better guest engagement and generate greater direct revenue. Founded in 2015, Hotelchamp has signed over 1,000 major hotels from more than 40 countries. The company also has clients in the United States, Australia, Middle East and Asia, all served by a team of specialists with over 50 employees.
The funding round was supported by existing angel investors and new hand-selected angels who serve as entrepreneurs within the hospitality and online industry. Prominent investors involved in this round include Nalden, founder of WeTransfer and Phillippe de Knijff and Jolanda Degen of WorldTicketCenter, among others. The fresh capital will be used for driving further growth of the company and greater development of Hotelchamp’s technology through the use of artificial intelligence.
Kristian Valk, CEO and founder of Hotelchamp said: “As a hyper growth company, this investment welcomes the opportunity for driving further growth within the company and assists us in the greater development of our platform. We’re focused on improving guest relations and increasing profitability for hotels. Hotelchamp’s end-goal is to create a sustainable hotel industry to gain back control over their revenue, while guests get the value for money they deserve.”