Articles for October 2013

Welcoming Vanessa Zdravou on board

We are very pleased to announce that the Openfund team is growing. Vanessa Zdravou is joining our ranks as Investment Associate. With her diverse background across law and business, Vanessa will be handling legal and operations. In our quest to become a top-notch VC firm in the region, she will help us become more efficient, and to make a greater impact for our portfolio companies. You can contact her at vcz at theopenfund.com. Welcome Vanessa!

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Discoveroom builds a marketplace for Guesthouses & BnBs

Jeremie Openfund II announces its investment #7: Discoveroom, founded by Nikos Anagnostou, received a €110k investment round, led by Openfund.

Discoveroom will create a marketplace for small lodgings, where travellers will be able to search, compare and book nice and affordable accommodation in a variety of geographies.

It aspires to solve both the reservations and bookings management issues for small lodgings’ owners, as well as the travellers’ inconveniences that old-type offline reservations entail.

A key component of the solution is a free mobile app facilitating reservation management for lodgings owners. The company intends to address the largely blurred space in between the offerings of the likes of booking.com and airbnb.

The service is expected to launch in December 2013 in a few local destinations, and then expand its supply and geographical coverage.

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