Seasy participated in the Yachting Ventures startup accelerator program (2020).
The Austrian based startup Seasy is already connecting over 200 different marinas with sailors from all over the world. Now, with the help of a mid-six-figure sum, Seasy intends to become the European market leader.
Born in Upper Austria, Niklas Baumgartner founded Seasy together with Martin Olsansky (CTO) and Ivana Zemanovicova (CIO). The core product is a marketplace platform - similar to Airbnb's successful business model - but between sailors and marinas.
The Austrian business angel Oliver Sikora and the Salzburg venture capitalist Next Floor jointly led the round. "Oliver Sikora and Next Floor bring not only capital but also the experience in scaling companies and a wide network. With this support, we are firmly convinced that we can become the European market leader in the medium term,” emphasizes Baumgartner.
"Seasy has introduced an equally simple, well-tried and scalable business model in the previously little digitized marine leisure industry," says business angel Oliver Sikora - he has supported the business concept from the beginning and contributed to the development with his years of sailing experience .
Thomas Bodmer, CEO of Next Floor, said, "The potential for development is huge. With our innovation strength and our broad network in tourism, we now want to support the further growth. "
The investment will be invested in personnel, marketing and sales measures.