It’s the second time this year we’re making this announcement, only this time, perhaps, to even more fanfare. We’re excited to announce that we’ve closed our largest round of funding yet – supported by some of the most successful tech investors in the world – to take business travel into the future.The usual thing to do with such big news might be to thank the entire TravelPerk team first for their motivation and commitment (champagne is on order), or to applaud our leadership team (and cava, seeing as we’re based in Barcelona) but truly we have to extend the biggest thank you to our customers – now over 1500 companies.So much has happened since TravelPerk was founded and all of it’s down to the pace you’ve set for us. Business travelers, travel managers and CFOs – you’ve all been behind this movement occurring in the business travel industry. We’ve spent the last 3 years listening to what you’ve needed. You’ve asked for efficiency and function and we’ve done our best to provide solutions. Without this – all of your support, feedback and overall, trust – we would never have been able to scale so rapidly.Thank you for setting the bar so high.We want to let you know that a lot has happened between our Series B round in April and now. We’ve added even more employees to the team, particularly engineering and customer support, bringing our number up to 150, as well as growing the world’s largest bookable inventory, partnering with companies including Kayak and Airbnb.In the last few months we worked even harder to bring our platform in line with what our customers needed next, the release of trains at the beginning of October serving as another step forward. We’re leading the market in this sense, being the only platform which allows you to book all your flights, hotels and trains in one place, avoiding redirects all together.However, although what people need often dictates the present offerings of any service, what they want can shape the future of it. With this latest round of funding, we’ll be on a mission towards exactly that, shaping the future of business travel.We want to become the leaders in the industry by meeting the wishes of our customers – you. We’ll be taking all of your feedback, both good and bad, so that we can continue building the ultra-modern, leading business travel experience.
Over the past year alone our team has tripled in size and will continue to grow with the opening of our first office in the UK. We’ll also soon be building bases in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris to deepen our reach in these markets.Beyond logistics, there’s more in store for the platform itself too. With this new financing we aim to hone in on the specific pain points for everyone involved in the travel process, which will rely on combining what we already know with what you continue to share with us about your experiences with business travel, whether traveler, travel manager or finance manager:
Our mission now, moving into the future, will come directly from you. Please keep sending us requests, suggestions and comments (Avi is available at email@example.com) and we promise we’ll go through it all.What we build here at TravelPerk will always be prioritized according to the impact we expect it to have on you, our end user. We’ve gotten to this point because we listened to you.And, we’re still listening.