Luxury Travel Hackers, a Santa Monica CA-based travel tech company, closed a seed round of funding of undisclosed amount.
The round was led by board member Thomas B. Mangas of Centerfire Capital LLC. Mangas is the former CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and was responsible for their $13B acquisition by Marriott International in 2016.
The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.
Founded by Gary Kohn, a former film and TV producer, and Katie Warner, who brings her experience as an owner of a boutique luxury travel agency and former Assistant Attorney General to the state of Texas, Luxury Travel Hackers is a travel tech company compiling recommended vacations via social media and story-driven content. Each trip is curated based on the interests and budget of each unique traveler. It produces travel content with influencers and make vacations bookable via Instagram, Facebook, YouTube or the LTH website.
Later this summer, the company will launch a new membership program, giving members the opportunity to access exclusive destinations, adventures, events and discounts.