ToursByLocals, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based online marketplace for private tours, secured $33m in funding.
Tritium Partners made the investment.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate its growth, focusing on enhancements in user experience, technology, marketing and hiring talent.
Founded by Canadians Paul Melhus and Dave Vincent in November 2008, and later joined by Argentinian Luciano Bullorsky, ToursByLocals provides travelers with curated and customizable private tour experiences globally. It competes in the tours and activities market. With more than 4,100 tour guides in over 160 countries, the platform offers premium tour experiences in popular destinations like Rome, Barcelona, Paris, and London or such places as Windhoek, Namibia or Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia.