ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Travel Startups Incubator (TSI) announced today the launch of its Travel Technology Investment Platform, a dynamic digital hub for travel tech startups in the incubator to connect directly with prospective investors. The platform also connects our founders with TSI's own growing network of "Innovation Partners" — enterprise-level travel companies seeking business development deals for their APIs and services, and travel companies looking to acquire or license new technology from the incubator's startups.
The Investment Platform creates a whole new space for TSI's growing portfolio of travel companies to connect and build profitable relationships with leading investors from around the world. Free for any accredited investors, the platform enables investors to have direct access to and communication with every startup in the TSI portfolio and view each company's investment decks, presentations, videos, financials and traction updates.
As the first of its kind in the travel tech sphere, this fresh take on leveraging investment networks gives startups aiming to raise seed funding a new level of exposure.
Apart from creating a new playing field for our startups to easily showcase their ideas and technology, the Travel Technology Investment Platform gives our startups more exposure and access to accredited investors who are specifically interested in travel tech, and exclusive access to TSI's Innovation Partners and Strategic Alliances, such as Skyscanner and Amadeus, to raise funds and get their projects off the ground.
"Raising capital is difficult, a long process and still primarily a face-to-face engagement. Equity investment platforms like Angelist and Gust have helped change this dynamic, so by providing a private online environment for prospective investors and corporate partners to review our startups technology and investment opportunities with direct messaging capabilities, we think helps create tremendous competitive advantages for our startups. Our goal is to have 100 investors and innovation partners on the platform by the end of 2015, says Matt Zito, Managing Partner TSI."
TSI aims to be the leading global incubator investing exclusively in travel technology companies, complementing its new investor web-based platform with its existing business development network. TSI startups, including Proxce, Flitways, Adventure Bucket List, and Tutton, are all currently raising series-seed rounds between $500K-$1.2M, while TSI itself is raising capital to build out its team and to invest in more travel tech startups. Instead of having to manage and send investment decks, product presentations and company financials via email, these startups can now display their vital information for investors using one centralized in-house platform.
"We compete against some of the largest tech incubators in the world, but our virtual structure allows us to provide incredible value through niche expertise and lower overhead costs during incubation processes," adds Nicole Zito, Managing Partner TSI. "We believe that the next phase of startup investment and incubation will be within niche verticals that are 100% virtual. TSI's new Investment Platform is the next step to that evolution." Accredited investors please join the investor platform to gain access to the investment opportunities of our startups. Enterprise travel companies can learn more about our Innovation Partnership by emailing Matt Zito at email@example.com
SOURCE Travel Startups Incubator