Today Wildpoint, a marketplace that allows campers to find and book outdoor stays at campsites, caravans, tipis, and cabins, announces a new round of pre-seed funding of around €310K (£265K).
Founded in 2020, Wildpoint enables lovers of the outdoors to search, browse and book outdoor stays effortlessly, saving users hours of planning time. The online marketplace, with its mission to “make the outdoors more accessible to all”, gives users the ability to search for campsite stays, glamping stays and private and unique camping spots, filtering results based on characteristics such as waterfalls, lakes and forests, as well as by nearby activities, such as wild swimming, surfing or mountain biking.
With an increasing demand for staycations, the online platform allows campers to effortlessly book tent pitches and outdoor stays in places such as caravans, tipis and cabins, providing a much needed tool for effortlessly interacting with the outdoors. Wildpoint also encourages individuals with areas of land or gardens to host guests and make extra money through the listing of their own tent pitches on the platform.
Oliver Windle, Co-Founder and CEO of Wildpoint, said: “Working with QVentures has been fantastic. From the first call with Brian Hatton and Harveer Bharaj, I knew that Wildpoint’s vision and mission aligned perfectly with the type of businesses that QVentures strive to support and fund. Our future is incredibly exciting, and I’m thrilled that QVentures will be on the journey with us, to support and help us grow into a successful, thriving online marketplace.” Alongside Windle, the Wildpoint team consists of talented individuals with previous experience at Airbnb, Microsoft, Airbus and beyond.
Brian Hatton, Partner at QVentures said: “As someone who is very passionate about the outdoors, I am thrilled we have the opportunity to join Oliver and the team at Wildpoint as investors. Their marketplace for campers and hosts will help the next generation of enthusiasts discover and love being outside.”
This funding round, led by QVentures and also backed by ADA Ventures, will enable Wildpoint to accelerate its plans for expansion and increase the pace at which it can push out great features for campers and hosts alike as well as broaden its offering in the UK market.
While the platform has not launched yet, Wildpoint has had 500+ hosts sign up to the waiting list for launch. Wildpoint plans on coverage of campsites and outdoor stays initially across the UK, then Europe, then globally.