Property operations and services platform Breezeway has raised $8 million to expand its services for property managers navigating the COVID-19 landscape.
The Series A round was led by Schooner Capital, with participation from Tamarisc Ventures, Krillion Ventures and Launch Capital. Simon Lehmann, former president of Phocuswright, will join Breezeway’s board of directors.
His current positions include serving as chairman for Vacasa Europe, as a board member at BookingPal, and as an advisor to Rented.com, Transparent, Properly, HelloHere and Travelnews.ch.
Founded in 2017, Breezeway’s software has facilitated more than two million property tasks across 80 million square feet.
With Breezeway, short-term rental operators, long-term residential managers and other hospitality professionals can manage the cleaning, preparation, care and service of property.
The funds will allow the Boston-based company to further develop its operations software, build out a marketplace of services and simplify property managers and owners’ ability to deliver a higher standard of service.
The company has 30 employees currently, up from 20 last year. He expects to add another eight by the end of the year and another 12 over the next 12 months, as well as expand Breezeway’s team in Europe. It is also working with more than 400 clients in 15 countries.
Breezeway founder and CEO Jeremy Gall, who previously founded FlipKey, which sold to Tripadvisor, says that in the age of COVID-19, property managers are understanding the importance of offering an elevated rental experience and rethinking how properties are managed.
“Breezeway’s platform is uniquely positioned to redefine what it means to service and manage physical space, and to set new standards for the industry at large.”
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