Manet Mobile Solutions Srl, a Rome, Italy-based developer of online mobile software solutions for the tourism and hospitality sectors, raised €350k in funding.
Backers included LVenture Group, holding company listed on the MTA of the Italian Stock Exchange which operates in the venture capital industry (€100k), and some members of the business angel group Angel Partner Group (€250k).
The company will use the funds to continue to expand operations.
Led by Antonio Calia, CEO, Manet develops and manages an innovative solution which allows hotels to provide voice and data connectivity to their guests whilst providing a Customer Relationship Management tool to manage customers during their stay in an up and cross selling perspective.
The solution consists of a smartphone for users of facilities, and a web dashboard for hotels owners.
Manet’s smartphone, equipped with a completely customized Android operating system, has been built thanks to a partnership with ASUS and comes with an Italian SIM card that allows users to make unlimited national and international calls. It also provides a 4G internet flat connection.
In addition, using the interface of the smartphone, users can book all the services available at the hotel and use maps and tourist guides, get information and food and wine tips, buy tickets for museums, events and attractions.
The dashboard allows hoteliers to control data, monitor use by users, promote the sale of its services and its commercial partnership
Manet is also part of the current batch of Luiss Enlabs.