Vipper.com is an all-in-one travel booking platform that allows users to browse and book international tickets from a selection of flights, trains, buses, and hotels.
The funding came from Netsam Participaties. Since 2006, Hague-based Netsam Participations has been actively investing in startups and scale-up tech companies or companies using technology to disrupt existing processes.
Allard van Velzen, Investment Manager of Netsam Participations, says, “What drew us to Vipper was the management team’s vision to disrupt the travel industry. By building an inventory system from the ground up, they’re ahead of an industry where schedules and fare pricing is still distributed via spreadsheets and email.”
“Additionally, we support their vision to make it easier for people to find and book train and bus routes in Europe which have better ethical and environmental benefits,” adds Velzen.
Vipper: Everything you need to know
Founded in 2018 by Emanuel Ponzo Dieu, Jeroen de Visser and Yannick Gielis, Vipper is a traveltech platform focused on hosting and distributing bus, train and flight content in Europe.
The platform also allows airlines, agents, passengers, and resellers to book a combination of content through different channels, including GDSes (Global Distribution System), the Vipper Agent Portal, Vipper API, vipper.com website, and the Vipper app. GDSes include Amadeus and Sabre.
The company claims to be the only technology platform holding an official IATA Airline code, allowing them to distribute this content through the above-mentioned channels.
Vipper says it will use the funds to simplify the booking of international rail, bus, and flight tickets through one platform.
CEO Emanuel Ponzo Dieu says, “We are incredibly proud to have achieved this milestone allowing us to invest more in our platform, marketing, and brand recognition. Together with Netsam Participations, we are continuing the path of becoming the premier hosting and booking platform throughout Europe.”
“We wouldn’t be here today without the ingenuity, innovations, and support of our team, shareholders, and partners. They have believed in us and enabled making this deal possible to enable our next growth phase,” adds Dieu.