HolidayHero Raises €500,000 in pre-Seed Round  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in October 13th, 2022

HolidayHero, an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based software platform that supports hotels and short-term rental hosts to manage and exceed guest expectations, closed €500,000 in pre-seed funding.

The round was led by Ruud Stelder, Dennis Cuijpers (ex-SEOshop/Lightspeed and Orderchamp), and Hjalte Niehorster (ex-Lightspeed), a renowned group of SaaS-tech angels and founders. 

This investment will help the company launch its vision of providing proactive and personalized guest experiences in the travel industry.

Sjeel Koster, CEO & Co-founder of HolidayHero, said, "Raising half a million euros in pre-seed funding, we aim to bring our guest experience technology to market maturity, attract customers, and expand the team."

HolidayHero has over 5.6 million listings on Airbnb, and has 28 million, today's travelers are lavished with choice. But with travelers' expectations at an all-time high, hosts and hoteliers must work harder than ever to secure loyalty and increase repeat business. Meeting basic lodging needs is no longer enough.

HolidayHero's mission is to empower hosts and hoteliers worldwide to exceed guest expectations.

Company: HolidayHero

Raised: €.5K

Round: pre-Seed Round

Funding Month: October 2022

Lead Investors: Ruud Stelder, Dennis Cuijpers, and Hjalte Niehorster 

Additional Investors: 

Company Website:

Software Category: all-in-one Guest Experience Platform

About the Company: Founded in Amsterdam in 2022, HolidayHero is a software platform and ecosystem that empowers hotels and short-term vacation rental hosts to manage guest experiences beyond booking. Its all-in-one guest experience platform helps hosts and hoteliers delight guests and build loyalty through smart conversational messaging and personalized service offerings. With the HolidayHero Guest app, they can save time on guest management, boost topline revenue, and exceed overall guest expectations. They can digitalize and automate all guest interactions after the booking is complete and assist guests during their stay by sending them proactive and personalized offers. Hotels and STRs can spend less time on guest management, boost topline revenue, and delight guests with unique offerings.

Source: HolidayHero Press Release

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