IfOnly Begins International Expansion With Launch Of IfOnly Mexico

Dec 22, 2015, 09:00 ET from IfOnly

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- IfOnly, America's leading marketplace for experiences, announces today the launch of IfOnly Mexico. Consumers in Mexico and Latin America will now have access to amazing experiences in and around Mexico and connections to the region's top talents for lessons, adventures, gifts and inspiration. Modeled on the award-winning IfOnly.com, IfOnly.mx offers the same interface, features, and functionality to deliver exclusive opportunities and experiences that benefit worthy charities and causes.

IfOnly Mexico is the product of a joint venture between Traina Interactive (operator of IfOnly.com) and XB Ventures, which identifies the most promising companies and platforms internationally and brings them to the Mexican market. IfOnly Mexico is being run by a team of dedicated specialists based in Mexico City and will have a board composed of US and Mexican executives with deep experience in developing startups. Trevor Traina, Founder and CEO of IfOnly, will be Board Chair and Alberto Tubilla and Hernando Guzman from XB Ventures will also serve as Board Co-Chairs.

"We noticed some time ago that Latin stars had tremendous appeal on the IfOnly platform. IfOnly Mexico allows us to offer a Spanish language platform created specifically to serve the Latin market, as well as to offer travelers previously unavailable access to the riches of Mexico," said CEO Trevor Traina.

"Experiences are about the biggest trend there is and, while we offer the top marketplace for them in the US, expanding internationally has long been an objective for the company. IfOnly Mexico is only the first such move and more will follow," Traina continued.

"We share IfOnly's vision to deliver international demand for access to extraordinary experiences. Mexico has so much to offer the world, including top culinary experiences, exotic travel and a historic heritage. We believe there is no better way to access them than through the top experience marketplace and we have full confidence in Trevor's leadership to continue to position IfOnly as the leading destination for experiences," said Tubilla.

IfOnly has also recently announced the addition of Dick Costolo to its Board of Directors. The renowned tech visionary and former Twitter CEO will be joining an illustrious group of longtime board members and observers for IfOnly US, and together they will work to drive continued fast-paced growth in the US and internationally.

ABOUT IFONLY: IfOnly is a marketplace for incredible experiences. From unique everyday offerings with local experts to once-in-a-lifetime connections with lauded luminaries, IfOnly provides access to a curated selection of extraordinary experiences that benefit worthy causes around the world. IfOnly was founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur Trevor Traina and is funded by NEA, Khosla Ventures, Founder's Fund, AMEX Ventures, Triple Point Capital, and other notable investors. The company is based in San Francisco.

ABOUT XB VENTURES: XB Ventures is a venture capital firm focused on investing in innovative leading companies around the world that can be expanded to Mexico and Latin American markets. XB Ventures is committed to leveraging its experience, local knowledge, and solid contact network to reduce the risk and entry barriers of doing business in Mexico and Latin America, while providing support in the definition and execution of growth strategies that take advantage of the opportunities of the Mexican market. For more information, visit www.xbventures.com.

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