indie Travel empowers the next-gen of travellers

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indie Travel is on a mission to empower the next-gen of travel creators. We are excited to announce that we have closed a £500,000 Pre-Seed round led by Fuel Ventures, Founders Factory and Leo Capital, and a number of private investors across the UK & Canada.

indie is an all-in-one solution to unlock e-commerce tools for travel creators and connect them to customers worldwide. indie is a central booking tool, channel manager and e-commerce stack - purpose-built for travel entrepreneurs. Our recent launch for of indie Travel Marketplace, allows indie to promote the tours and guides within our booking platform, helping bring more sales to our travel creators. We help our customers spend less time managing their businesses and more time hosting their guests.

“We believe the future of travel is built by creators - those who exist today in our industry as small operators and those on Youtube, Substack and Shopify. We see a massive opportunity in helping creators convert existing content into experiences - bringing unique supply into the market at a time when it's needed most.” - Janice Sousa, indie Travel

Founded by Janice Sousa and Serkan Yuksel in 2021, indie brings together Janice’s more than 15 years as a global tour operator and Serkan’s twenty-year career as a technical architect across media, technology and digital strategy companies. Their collective goal is to build partnerships with industry-leading organisations across Europe and help creators scale their businesses in a post-COVID19 world.

“We invested in Janice and Serkan as they bring plenty of domain and role experience. Their previous experience as founders and in early teams offers them key insight into how to make this a successful business.

Furthermore, they're targeting a large, underserved market of travel entrepreneurs crying out for a solution like indie to bolster their online footprint and provide the tools they need to build and sustain successful businesses. The revenue opportunity identified within this market is very attractive, and we believe indie has the ingredients necessary to thrive in this landscape.” - Tom Shepherd, Fuel Ventures.

"As the world enters a new era of post-COVID travel, we are excited to be partnering with serial entrepreneurs Janice, Serkan and the indie team as they empower creators of travel experiences to grow their businesses and enhance their customer experience. We can now look forward to seeing a whole new generation of micro-entrepreneurs emerging in this sector thanks to indie Travel.” - Henry Goodwin, Leo Capital.

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