TrustedHousesitters

trustedhousesitters.com


Mathew Prior

Mathew Prior

CEO
Mathew is a global travel and leisure leader with experience across multiple industry sectors, business models and geographies. He has led and grown some of the most iconic experiential brands across the globe, ranging from Crystal Ski, the UK’s largest ski operator, to Le Boat, the European leader in boating vacations, to Sunsail & The Moorings, the worldwide leader in yacht charter vacations based in the USA.

Event: 2022 Phocuswright Conference
Product: TrustedHousesitters
HQ: Brighton, UK
Principal(s): Mathew Prior, CEO
Funding: $10m Series A raise in September 2021
Product Description: The platform facilitates a value exchange where
- travellers who want to pet sit offer their time and care and get a unique homestay, an authentic travel experience and companionship of pets
- owners offer time in their property and with their pet, and in return get peace of mind knowing that their pet is being cared for by a sitter from our community doing it for love not money.
Business Model: A Consumer Subscription Software platform. An annual fee (€99/129/199) is payable by every community member for unlimited platform usage. Thereafter, there no further fees payable/receivable between members as a result of the unique community value-exchange that is facilitated. This means travel opportunities for sitters, unlimited pet care for pet parents, and unlimited, for just the annual fee.
Competitors: Global short term vacation rental sites and small regional housesitting competitors. No global housesitting competitors.
Competitive Edge: A global community platform offering a unique alternative to the short-term vacation rental sector. Travelers enjoy ethical experiences through a unique homestay that not only offers authenticity, but also for a year’s unlimited usage costs less than a one night stay in a commercial property.
Market Opportunity: The vacation rental industry is forecast to reach $20bn by 2025. All of the reasons why people choose vacation rentals (use of a kitchen, privacy, space) are fulfilled by TrustedHousesitters, which has a higher quality, lower cost product.
Early Customers: 85,000 (at 31st March) paying members and 820,000 opted-in non-paying subscribers
Contact: Mathew Prior, CEO; mathew@trustedhousesitters.com; +44 7814931034