Award(s): Winner: Launch People's Choice Award
Anna Banicevic

Anna Banicevic

Anna Banicevic is an ex industry head Google UK Sales FMCG (7 years). Anna has extensive knowledge in digital marketing earned in Google where she managed the digital strategies of large international clients, such as Loreal. She is an avid entrepreneur and boat holidayer.

Event: 2019 Phocuswright Conference
Product: Zizoo
Category: Established Company
Founded Year: 2014
HQ: Berlin, Germany
Principal(s): Anna Banicevic, CEO; Simon Garito, COO; Ivan Miletic, CTO; Sinan Masovic, CFO; Hristina Hristova, CMO
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Contact: Frederik Schwerdtfeger, Head of Business Development; frederik@zizoo.com; +49 15 75 680 1588