TRVL, an Amsterdam, The Netherlands-based Peer-to-Peer travel booking platform, raised €2.5m in funding.
Backers included angel investors.
The company is using the funds to develop the product, to build the core team and deliver proof of concept.
Led by Jochem Wijnands, who sold his previous company Prss to Apple in 2014, where it became Apple News, and COO Arthur Hoffman, an industry veteran who set up businesses for Expedia in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and India, TRVL enables amateur travel agents to book trips for themselves and the people they’re traveling with, recommend, and share trips with others and run their own customizable travel booking website.
Amateur travel agents earn a commission of up to 10% on every booking, for themselves or for others.
The platform has been in beta testing over the last year and has opened to the public in May.
TRVL employs 12 people.