Company Website: https://www.captainbook.io
Company Email: email@example.com
Funding State: Bootstrapped
- Travel / Hospitality / Leisure
- Cloud Computing
- Web or Mobile Application
- Commission Fee
Captainbook.io connects tour providers with tour resellers on a local level through an AI powered marketplace and a full booking solution with inventory management. Tour providers save up on commissions while local resellers create a new revenue stream, fighting big Online Travel Agencies outrageous commissions levels (~30%) and helping funds circulate in local economies.
Solution & Product
Accommodation providers, airbnb host and small travel agencies don't have a tool to sell experiences, tours & activities. This creates a lot of friction during the booking process as they rely on phone, meaning they can call only providers they already know of. On the other hand, providers need super simple tools to efficiently manage their inventory and make them ditch their pen & paper (or spreadsheet). Our solution is a SaaS platform offering a scalable way to manage tours, activities and experiences. Our platform consists of the following tools: - a simple book now button helping tours providers selling directly from their own website (hence not paying any commission to any reseller) - a comprehensive management platform where providers can create products, manage availabilities, pricing, etc - a marketplace where resellers can sell tours from the platform, with clear terms and commissions.
Innovation & Scalability
We are a Software as a Service platform for tourism professionals, making us available all across the globe. Our immediate competitors do not position themselves as the missing link between local resellers and tours providers as we do. Never before a booking platform has connected in a simple way the supplier side with local distribution, on a global scale.
Traction & achievements
We are currently focusing on Greece, but have very strong leads in Italy, France and Poland where we have our first foreign customers. We processed 10K € of bookings as part of the validation of our platform and business model, with a 100% satisfaction rate amongst our customers.
Team & Why Us
Our funding team is complementary, in skills, but also in knowledge as our CEO has been a tour providers for almost 10 years, and our COO has been a tour resellers for more than 5 years. Find below short bios of our founders: Jerome, 36, co-founder & CEO. He studied computer science at the European Institute of Technology in Paris and moved to London to work for a top tier bank. He landed in Greece in 2010 and started running a sailing tours company, awarded Best Sailing Company - the South Aegean in 2019. Jerome founded 6 successful companies in the last 20 years in different types of market (IT, tourism, etc). Luca, 42, co-founder & COO. After working during 6 years in technical sales for automation companies, he moved to Greece where he started a travel agency and manages operations. He founded 3 successful companies in the tourism industry and is expert in property management.
We are currently working on our pre-seed round. (Q4 2021 - Q1 2022).
The first in-destination channel manager connecting activity providers to local travel businesses