Three months after its launch in six countries globally, GuestReady today announced the closing of a $750,ooo Angel Round. The round’s investors & advisors included Senn & Partner Holding Ltd., a Swiss real estate development and investment company, Georg Bauser, former director at Airbnb, and Swiss Founders Fund (SFF), acting as the lead investor. Romano Brandenberg, Venture Partner at SFF, said:
We were impressed by the high-caliber team and the go-to market strategy. We’re confident that GuestReady will be able to scale their short-term rental management service quickly.
In August this year, GuestReady successfully launched its operations, immediately reflecting its presence in the international arena. The global footprint is part of the startup’s inherent culture: The co-founding team, of which most have previously managed companies in Europe and Asia for global venture builder Rocket Internet, is spread out across all six markets.
First-time Airbnb and HomeAway hosts can tend to be overwhelmed by the operational efforts needed to maintain and update listings while providing hotel-like services to guests. This is where GuestReady comes in, the services provided range from the simpler, logistical aspects of key handling, housekeeping and linen supplies to the more complicated overall management of guest communication, listing creation and yield management. The team behind GuestReady has extensive knowledge in short-term rental management leading to more professionalized listings and improved performance.
Alexander Limpert, London-based GuestReady co-founder and CEO, said,
We are extremely happy to have received the backing of these high-profile investors who will continue to support us on our journey. The majority of the funds will be allocated to filling vacant positions in our primary markets, as well as bringing our tech platform to the next level.
Currently operating in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, Paris, Kuala Lumpur, and Amsterdam, GuestReady.com is expected to begin its roll-out to new countries soon. The startup is looking for qualified professionals to join its teams in all cities. The new inflow of funds will be focused on product development and the hiring of essential staff members. The participation of notable investors in this newest round has brought GuestReady’s closer to its quest to become the globally leading short-term rental management company.