Headout, a NYC, and San Francisco-based last minute mobile marketplace for tours, activities and experiences, raised $1.8M in seed funding.
Backers included Version One Ventures, 500 Startups, Nexus Venture Partners and Arena Ventures, Angellist’s Maiden Lane Ventures, Funders Club, Haystack Fund, Ludlow Ventures, Dreamit Ventures and angels Rick Marini (advisor to Facebook), Fabrice Grinda (OLX), Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal (Snapdeal), Steve Barsh and Neeraj Arora (Whatsapp).
The company intends to use the funds for expansion in 12 cities across the US by the year end (in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington DC, and Miami among others) in the next few months alone and grow the team in their New York, San Francisco & Bangalore offices (https://www.headout.com/careers).
Led by Varun Khona, Co-founder and CEO, Headout is an on-demand mobile concierge that allows travelers to discover and book tours, activities, events and local experiences in town for the next 24 hours at discounted prices.
The app is live in New York and Las Vegas on iOS and Android.