Layla Raises €3 Million in Seed Round

by Kay Aloha Villamor in November 30th, 2023

Layla, a Berlin, Germany-based travel discovery platform, has secured €3 million in funding from a group of investors.  

SaaS Investors  

The funding round was led by Firstminute Capital, with participation from’s co-founder Andy Phillips, Skyscanner co-founder Barry Smith, and entertainment star Paris Hilton. 

Firstminute is a seed-stage venture firm investing in the UK, Europe, and the US. The firm prefers to invest in companies operating in SaaS, deep tech, climate tech, web3, gaming, open-source, consumer, fintech, health tech, food tech, prop tech, and e-commerce sectors. 

About Layla  

Founded by Jeremy Jauncey and Saad Saeed, Layla is an AI-powered travel company that aims to bridge the gap between social travel inspiration and the booking process. Layla uses short-form travel videos and AI-powered language models to help users discover travel destinations, plan trips, and book travel and accommodation. The platform's suite of products includes an Instagram Travel Planner and a free-to-use Layla app.   

Funding Details         

Company: Layla

Raised: €3.0M  

Round: Seed Round   

Funding Month: November 2023                     

Lead Investors: Firstminute Capital   

Additional Investors: Andy Phillips, Barry Smith, and Paris Hilton  

Company Website:   

Software Category: Travel Software  






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