Austrian start-up Seasy which provides an online booking system for marinas has secured a second round of funding this time for six figures.
The funding is from existing Seasy shareholders, including founder Niklas Baumgartner.
The goal with the fresh funding is to reinforce the successes of 2023 and enable the organisation to expand in core markets in Croatia, Spain and Italy.
The goal is also to achieve profitability in Italy during the upcoming 2024 season while concurrently strengthening market share in other countries, including Spain.
The platform saw more than 2,000 daily users over the summer 2023 sailing season, facilitated over 72,000 nights at marinas, and established a community of more than 440,000 users.
Seasy is now gearing up to launch Seasy Plus in Q2 of 2024. The premium service on the platform will feature enhanced services, including concierge services, exclusive marina discounts, and priority access to features like marine traffic and live weather data.
The growth has also led to partnerships with Austria’s national sailing body, the Austrian Sailing Federation (OesV) and insurance provider Yacht-Pool International.
“Our new partnerships with the Austrian Sailing Federation and Yacht-Pool Insurance Services mark a significant leap forward for Seasy,” said Niklas Baumgartner, Seasy founder. “These collaborations not only unlock access to Seasy Plus but also broaden the community features for our partners’ members, merging tradition with innovation and setting sail towards a future where booking a marina berth is as easy as the breeze.”
Seasy previously closed a seven-figure seed funding round in August 2022, with investors Oliver Sikora (angel investor) and the VC firm Next Floor in the lead, as well as Alexander Schütz, Hans-Peter Haselsteiner, both founders of one of Europe’s largest EdTech Unicorns.