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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Leisure and Tourism


Gomingo is an accommodation booking platform which provides a tidy and experienced user journey for travellers. The company attracted immediate booking interest in the first month of its launch. Since launch, 40,000 host rooms signed to date and, in August, the company received 18 bookings in 19 days. Additionally, it has been ranked over booking.com and many other competitors. Gomingo has been featured in travel press like PhocusWire, Travel Weekly and Travolution and it has signed a partnership contract with My Air buddy. The funds will be used to scale technology and connectivity to grow listed inventory.
investment: £82,910 target: £100,000 pre-money valuation: £2,000,000
status: Active 17 days
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The Rocksure Club Leisure and Tourism EIS
The Rocksure Club is an innovative information and tech-based Lifestyle & Travel brand. It is partly about creating a solution for travellers at the affluent end of the market. The company has a peer 2 peer HNW community at its core. The Rocksure Club is aiming to revolutionise the luxury market. It is an EIS approved business which has raised £1m in seed investment. There are more than £800k bookings made since its website launch in Q1 2018. The platform combines a concierge team with a hybrid platform offering: Private Social Platform, Online Itinerary Planning, and Mobile Application (in development). With the proceeds, the Rocksure Club intends to further develop its online social platforms and application.
investment: £65,690 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £2,500,000
status: Active 7 days
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Limitless Travel Leisure and Tourism EIS
Limitless Travel helps disabled people by providing them with a worry-free world of exciting tours and holidays. It is founded and made up to meet the needs of people or guests with disabilities. The company offers group holidays and tours to the accessible travel market. The business generates revenue by organising and curating the sales of the tour. With the proceeds, Limitless Travel will increase the product range and include a varied range of travel services in different market sectors. The revenue will be generated by earning a commission (15-25%) and generating a margin (25-35%) from a cost-plus model. The management has prepared conservative forecasts that assume a modest growth in the business over a limited range of holiday products and a modest 5x exit in 2023 for £9.5 million. 
investment: £480,003 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £3,298,387
status: Stretch 23 days
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Premium Figaroo Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
Offering access to VIP experiences by connecting club goers and club promoters together through invite-only. Figaroo has created a technological solution for club owners to promote luxurious and exclusive nights for those looking to spend extra money for access to memorable areas and locations. Figaroo has already received 835 access requests and is in currently in discussion to expand their services to 20 cities, including Madrid and Milan. Their app can track a user's spending habits, how often they tend to go out and which clubs they frequently visit. This data can assist club promoters in ensuring they allocate funds at the right time and venues to attract their desired target audience.
investment: £188,710 target: £90,000 pre-money valuation: £600,000
status: Expired
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Premium Holiday Online Leisure and Tourism SEIS
Holiday Online is a holiday listings business that aims to capture the holiday listing market in the coastal and rural regions around the UK. Partnered with Airbnb and Booking.com, the company aims at helping holiday home owners in these regions to generate online bookings without any hassles. NorfolkHoliday.com, the company's first brand, was launched as an owner acquisition site to appeal to holiday home owners in the Norfolk region. With its proceeds, Holiday Online is planning to build a new brand known as 'SuffolkHoliday.' The company plans to scale up the number of property listings that they have around the UK and to launch into multiple areas helping holiday home owners to benefit from the £200M market in the UK.
investment: £104,726 target: £75,002 pre-money valuation: £651,000
status: Expired
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Considerate Hoteliers Leisure and Tourism EIS
investment: £337,700 target: £300,000
status: Funded
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Date Makers is a website designed to address the lack of date night inspiration.  Their website helps couples discover great date ideas and book dates.  There is no cost to list an experience on their website and they take 10 -15% commissions on confirmed date bookings.  Datemakers have been testing the business model with local businesses and couples.  The model has proved to be successful and they are now looking for funding to enable them to focus on the business fulltime and expand marketing throughout the UK
investment: £56,002 target: £149,998 pre-money valuation: £625,185
status: Expired
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Private Traveller Limited Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
Having a successful track record of building a business in the travel sector, the founder of Private Traveller, Mr. Peter Williams is sure to grow his company in the global luxury travel market which is expected to generate $1,154 billion by 2022. Founded in 2016, Private Traveller is a luxury tour operator (ATOL bonded) that aims to provide high-end holiday packages to its discerning clientele. To achieve such high-level of service standards, Private Traveller has commercial contracts in place with 17 destination management companies, 275 hotels and agreements with two air carriers.
investment: £65,300 target: £200,000 pre-money valuation: £1,200,000
status: Expired
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Kingwood RIVER THAMES BOAT HIRE LIMITED Leisure and Tourism EIS
Kingwood-on-Thames Ltd is a company run by experienced businessman James Slater who is part of a truly enterprising family whose interests include amphibious tours in central London and the manufacture of amphibious machines. He’s spearheading the acquisition of River Thames Boat Hire Ltd – a riverboat charter company with an annual turnover of £100,000. After extensive research, James has identified several areas of the Thames Boat Hire business which can be improved on. Having singled out each of the weaknesses, Kingwood-on-Thames will remodel the business to strengthen it from the bottom up, creating new partnerships, enhancing facilities and delivering additional marketing to initially increase the number of annual charters from 50 to 250 over four years. This represents a conservative 35% of the boats potential usage (the company has outlined 728 charters per annum as part of its forecasts). It is expected this will take sales from £100,000 to £1.25m in 4 years. A £300,000 equity deal for 25% of the company is available to investors. James himself will be investing £100,000 of the total amount alongside Funding Tree investors. You can join James as he endeavors to turn a steady, under-appreciated charter company into a more profitable, sought-after business. Plans in brief: - James will hire a dedicated, passionate manager to handle the business and take it from zero marketing to multiple marketing techniques and also drive the creation of new partnerships to increase brand awareness. - A new website featuring efficient contact and booking systems is currently in development by Somerset Website Services. It will be launched in the next few weeks under the Kingwood-on-Thames Ltd (KTL) banner. - New online advertising and increased social media activity and email marketing campaigns. - The remodeling of the business to incorporate high value clients as well as standard clients. This charter business has a unique selling point in its vessel’s historical significance. The Kingswood vessel was one of the 861 ‘little ships’ used for the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in Operation Dynamo between 27 May and 4 June 1940. (www.adls.org.uk). The boat is in excellent condition having completed a maintenance check and survey in spring 2014 by Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).
investment: £31,100 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £900,000
status: Expired
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Rentivo are building a new platform that aims to help owners & managers take control of their vacation rental business through technology and data. When guests are booking a rental, Rentivo will take payments, whilst guests are staying in your home Rentivo will manage your bookings and put your business on autopilot.
investment: £357,940 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £1,117,615
status: Funded
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Beer Adventures Leisure and Tourism EIS SEIS
Beer fans can enjoy tours of top-tier breweries, bars and pubs around the world by simply booking through an app. Beer Adventures offers 112 tours across 85 cities globally since launching in 2017, which has already resulted in more than 10,000 customers signed-up to the platform and over 1,050 tours being fulfilled. They have partnered with well-established beer producers such as Mikkeller and BrewDog and have also been featured in publications such as the i newspaper, EasyJet Traveller magazine and others in the UK and USA. The company began as a B2C firm and is now taking steps to incorporate B2B services into their business model. Beer Adventures intends to use its platform as a means of advertising, primarily for leisure and hospitality businesses. Revenue will be generated from businesses that attract customers to their services via advertisements on the Beer Adventures app. This investment strategy will allow Beer Adventures to expand their sales and marketing teams, which in turn can increase the number of tours available, as well as raise brand exposure and the size of the community. Future plans include expanding the variety of tours from beers to food, wine and city trails.
investment: £60,550 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £1,200,000
status: Expired
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There is no recognised brand in the self-catered sector focused on last minute, discounted holidays. For last minute holidaymakers existing websites either provide inaccurate availability and pricing or have limited inventory. For owners and management agents of rental homes there is no dedicated portal to help increase occupancy rates. Snaptrip matches the supply with the demand with an efficient aggregated marketplace to offer a new and technically innovative brand to the self catered sector.
investment: £515,086 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £2,910,641
status: Stretch
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