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Zizoo looks to ride US waves following Euro 1.7 million funding

07/07/2016| 10:36:50 AM| 中文

Zizoo, a platform for boating holidays, has received Euro 1.7m in funding.

Zizoo, a platform for boating holidays, has received Euro 1.7m in funding.

The round comes via a number of investors including Mairdumont Ventures, aws Founder Fund, Russmedia, Axel Springer Digital Ventures and Plug and Play. A number of European and US angels also participated.

Interesting to note that one US investor is HotelTonight founder and chief executive Sam Shank who, according to Zizoo, will act as the startup’s bridge to the US, a market it wants to target later this year.

Zizoo, startup pitch here, says it is continuing its quest to make boat holidays mainstream and claims average monthly growth in bookings of 35% in 2015.

The company which was founded in 2014 has received Euro 2.5m in funding to date.

A statement says it offers more than 8,000 boats which can be booked online with or without crew. The company also offers its technology to boat managers and suppliers to manage their supply.

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