Leavetown Acquires ShareShed and Guiides

Leavetown, a Vancouver, Canada-based vacation booking service for mountain and nature destinations, has acquired adventure tech sharing economy startups ShareShed and Guiides.

The amount of the deals were not disclosed.

The acquisitions will enable Leavetown to expand its position in the adventure travel space, with immediate plans to grow in the Australian, European and South American markets.

Founded by Daniel Dubois, ShareShed is an outdoor equipment sharing marketplace while Guiides connects outdoor enthusiasts with local guides. The company raised $1M in seed funding from Mike Walsh of Structure Capital. Guiides provides people with a website to discover and book unique experiences led by local guides.

The two companies came out of The Next Big Thing, Ryan Holmes and Meredith Powell’s national charity and incubator for young entrepreneurs.

Founded in 2012 by Mike Liverton, Leavetown provides an accommodation and activity booking platform representing more than 12,500 properties in over 60 iconic destinations throughout Canada and the U.S.



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