A New York City startup has recently closed its latest funding round and is now set to move to the Sunshine State.
Simplenight, a B2B platform that lets users search and book travel related from one site, has closed a Series A round. Tampa-based Florida Funders participated in the round for an undisclosed amount.
Simplenight aims to be a one-stop platform for booking hospitality experiences such as tours, dining, cars, hotels, and other activities. There are more than 1 million bookable products in more than 1,300 destinations across 90 countries on the platform.
Simplenight offers cloud-based distribution, inventory management, merchandising, and technology tools for the travel sector.
While the company did not state how much the Series A was, Simplenight has raised $11.6 million to date.
“It used to be innovative to be able to book flights and hotels online, then it became about being able to book more things while on your phone,” Mark Halberstein, CEO and founder of Simplenight, said in a statement. “Now, we believe the next shift is about being able to book any experience, anywhere, whether on your favorite websites, on any of your devices, or even while sitting on a plane or in a car.”
The company will be opening its headquarters in Miami next month, becoming the latest of several startups that have either relocated or expanded to Florida after an investment from Florida Funders.
“As a platform that is solving the issue of fragmentation in the in-destination booking experience, Simplenight is the perfect fit within our portfolio of investments,” Tom Wallace, managing partner at Florida Funders, said in a statement. “While we continue to look for startups that drive innovation at the intersection of technology and travel, we look forward to Simplenight’s contribution in positioning Florida from the Sunshine State to the startup state.”
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