A better way for the Travel Industry to record and share insider travel knowledge

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Other, Travel, Technology, Community & Lifestyle
Min Investment
Chicago, IL
Expected Close Date
April 29, 2024
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Key Deal Facts

Female founder and executive team with >40 years combined experience in the Travel Industry
Pre-seed backing by VC Firm Shasta Ventures
Collaboration with Luxury Travel Consortia Virtuoso (Virtuoso.com) for their 2023 Study Tour Program
3rd place in the American Society of Travel Advisors' "Entrepreneur of the Year" competition
Product launched at Virtuoso Travel Week 2023
Press coverage in Travel Weekly, Travel Agent Central, Travel Insider Report and Recommend Magazine.
Annual FamGuru subscriptions sold to Suppliers as of August 2023

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Shasta Ventures, Carrie Wallace Founder and CEOSerial entrepreneur, raised over $500k so far for FamGuru, respected Travel Industry leader with 20+ years as a Travel Advisor and Travel Agency Owner. Former management consultant with BS in Physics and an MBA., Kymberly MilroyChief Operating Officer20+ years experience as a Travel Supplier for Aman Resorts, AndBeyond, and others. Skilled travel industry sales and marketing executive. Has planned >30 Fam Trips for Travel Advisors around the globe., Adrian CoriaTech GuruSerial entrepreneur and expert software engineer with 15+ years of experience in web and mobile applications. Specialist in software development strategy. Significant prior knowledge of the travel industry and Familiarization trips., Javier DAccorso Lead Engineer25+ years experience in software. Systems engineer and analyst with a master's degree in marketing. Has developed > 50 systems worldwide., Melisa Lopez UX/UI LeadStrong background in crafting the user experience and user interface for both mobile and web applications. Integral to the implementation of FamGuru's vision.
Amount Raised : $390,500
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