European online transport marketplace Evaneos picks adult $21M funding


Evaneos, a European transport marketplace, has beefed adult a coffers once again. The French startup has lifted a serve $21 million in funding, income it will use to continue building a product and for general expansion, including a designed U.S. launch.

Backing a company’s third turn are Serena Capital, Fonds Ambition Numérique managed by Bpifrance, ISAI, and XAnge. It brings sum appropriation for 2009-founded Evaneos to around $28 million, depending on how we comment for a sell rate during a time of any appropriation round.

Evaneos competes with normal debate operators by providing a marketplace for tailored transport practice that claims to cut out a middle-person -– that is, a debate operators and vital transport agencies -– by joining travellers directly with a village of local transport agents.

Through a site we can crop by a operation of holiday ideas, and afterwards hit a internal representative vital in a end nation to pattern a tailor-made itinerary. Evaneos depends 650 partner agencies who work locally in 150 countries, offering, says a company, “premium imagination but a reward cost tag”.

The pull for consumer is some-more personalised transport experiences, while internal agencies advantage from an additional source of approach revenue, maintaining some-more income for a internal economy. Of course, in a clarity Evaneos is a new middle-person, only a reduction inspired one.

“Our competitors are a tour-operators that offer find and journey tours. We change their business indication by slicing out a middle-men,” Evaneos CEO Eric La Bonnardière told TechCrunch a few years ago. “We are a marketplace that connects travelers with comparison internal agencies all around a world. Travelers customize trips directly with internal experts who give a best of their countries and save money.”

Meanwhile, Evaneos says that given launching, 120,000 travellers from 30 opposite countries have taken a outing combined by one of Evaneos’ internal partner agencies. Originally launched in French, a site is now also accessible in English, Spanish, German, and Italian with native-speaking teams dedicated to any market.

In addition, 40 per cent of Evaneos’ turnover now comes from a general markets, that is a good given for a French company.

Next up, a association will open emporium on a Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden, with a U.S. designed someday in a future.

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