HQ: Berlin, Germany
Category: Established Company
Principal(s): Anna Banicevic, CEO; Simon Garito, COO; Ivan Miletic, CTO; Sinan Masovic, CFO; Hristina Hristova, CMO
Competitive Edge: ZIZOO is the leading global boat holiday platform. We are changing the boat holiday and travel industries with a 3-piece technology: SaaS for boat operating companies, website and GDS for travel partners. Our unique vertically integrated platform is digitalizing the global boat supply (>29M boats) which gives us unique scalability and ease of use.
Early Customers: Our customers are regular travelers of all ages and demographics, but predominately younger audience that is interested in new and very affordable holiday types.
Business Model: Our combination of booking website (zizoo.com), first-ever SaaS for boat operating companies and GDS (global distribution system) for travel partners and OTAs is making boat holidays easy to book and accessible to large travel channels in real time. We have a B2B2C business model making a commission on every booking on our platform.
Competitors: Zizoo is the largest player in the market and is the only player with a SaaS module that is truly monopolizing the supply. Competitors: Sailogy, Boatbureau, Nautal, Click and Boat, tubber, Boatsetter, Getmyboat.
Funding: €10M in total funding from VCs like Axel Springer Digital Ventures, Coparion, aws Founders Fund, Revo Capital, Check24 Ventures, Push Ventures and Russmedia.
Product Description: Our 3-piece platform is providing the first-ever SaaS to boat operators (currently 1.600 companies) with inventory management and channel distribution systems. The boats are bookable in real time with or without crew. By having access to standardized, real-time boat data (22.000 boats currently), our first-ever GDS gives access to large travel operators with ready-made solutions like API, microsites or white label.
Market Opportunity: Unlike in other established travel verticals, boat operators lack a centralized technology that connects them to the global travel audience, despite the fact that boat holidays are a unique and affordable holiday type and highly trending as the travel industry changes. The current yacht charter market is worth €10B and not digitalized. By making boat holiday supply standardized and offered in the inspirational journey to all travelers, we are addressing a potential TAM of €100B.
Contact: Frederik Schwerdtfeger, Head of Business Development; [email protected]; +49 15 75 680 1588