Barcelona’s Flappin’ takes flight with €160k funding boost for its experience platform

Based in Barcelona, Flappin’ has created a pioneering platform that is offering trips, getaways,r restaurants and surprise experiences to book or gift in one place – and they’ve just taken off with €160k. 

The pre-seed investment has the participation of BCombinator and other Business Angels.

Founded in 2021 by four young entrepreneurs, Marc Teixidor (CEO), Pol Clavell (Co-CEO), Ferran García (COO) and Sergi Vila (Chairman), the startup aims to reduce friction when planning a trip, choosing a restaurant or picking the ideal gift. The platform taps into the experience market for millennials and GenZ.

Founder Pol explained: “For new generations, pricing is a big concern. Searching for the perfect trip is as complicated as finding the best prices, and booking a good trip with flight and accommodation, choosing a restaurant or finding the right gift requires time that users don’t want to spend or simply just do not have.”

Since the day of its launch, Flappin’ has managed to connect with Gen Z and Millennials throughout Spain with a unique proposal: integrate travel and leisure in a single platform where users can book or give away experiences that they will discover shortly before enjoying them. As a result, in just five months, Flappin’ has been growing at a rate of 30% per month and it is hotly anticipated to achieve leadership in Spain already this year. 

For this younger generation, who are craving authentic experience, but at an affordable price, Flappin’ makes it easy, bringing rips, getaways, restaurants and experiences into one space.

 With the new financing, they will expand their product pipeline, their development team and will continue to expand around Spain, with the aim to become market leaders in 2022.