Vacation booking site raises $3.3 million

  • Campspace, a Dutch startup, raised 3 million euros and acquired Pop-Up Camps, a German rival.
  • Campspace offers more than 2,000 accommodations in more than 30 countries.
  • Here is the 10-slide pitch deck that Campspace used to raise funds.

Dutch startup Campspace has raised 3 million euros, or about $3.3 million, and acquired a rival German company to boost its reservations platform for travelers looking for a sustainable vacation in nature.

Campspace, which specializes in booking tents, motorhomes, treehouses and cabins, has announced the funding and purchase of Pop-Up Camps as part of a rapid expansion plan.

The startup acts as a marketplace for camping spaces, offering more than 2,000 places for travelers to stay in over 30 countries. It plans to use its new funds and acquisitions to expand its presence in the rest of Europe.

It raised the funds in a round led by VNV Global, a Sweden-based investment firm that has backed Voi Scooters and HungryPanda, as well as angel investors including former Booking board member David Vismans. .com.

Travelers are increasingly considering the sustainability of their trips. Booking.com said that in a survey conducted last year, 81% of respondents expressed a desire to stay in sustainable accommodation.

Hugo van Donselaar, CEO and co-founder of Campspace, said that as the world’s population grows, it is important to recognize that “the number of tourists and the negative impact on our environment will only increase”.

“By opening up hidden outdoor stays closer to home, we’re making tourism more sustainable and meeting the needs of the next generation of travellers,” he said.

“We live in the most connected time in human history, but on an individual level we remain incredibly disconnected,” he added. “Our platform provides people with unique experiences and memories, but not at the expense of the planet and local communities.”

Check out the 10-slide pitch deck Campspace used to raise the fresh funds:

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