Travel Investor Network
(by Travel Tech Essentialist)
Brief Description of Travel Investor Network
Travel Investor Network is an invitation-only platform for investors to discover great travel, hospitality, and mobility startups. A select and high-caliber group of investors (VCs, Corporates, Angels) have already joined TIN and have already received the first 6 cohorts of startups (72 startups from 25 countries, with 12-month revenue ranging from $0 to $6 million). The first connections between investors and startups have already been made.
As a member of the Travel Investor Network, you have the following benefits:
→ Monthly email with a curated list of startups raising capital
→ Access to a secure platform with quantitative and qualitative metrics for each startup I recommend
→ Searchable table to filter and find startups that match your criteria
→Networking and collaboration
Benefits for Investors
→ Discovery, innovation landscape, and deal flow. Giving you a holistic view of the current travel innovation landscape.
→ Curation and screening. Startups are vetted, screened, and selected by me. I only recommend those that make it to the bottom of my funnel.
→ Searchable table with metrics for targeted matches. Investors can search, filter, and find startups that match their criteria.
→ Quick yes/no. Get the necessary information that enables you to make quick decisions on preliminary fit.
→ Connection. Investors have the founders' contact information to facilitate a direct connection.
→ Network. Network opportunities with some of the industry's best and most reputable players.
If you are a VC, angel investor, corporate development executive, consulting firm or innovator interested in joining the Travel Investor Network, please request an invite by completing this form (should take less than 2 minutes).
Are you a travel startup looking to fundraise?
If you are a startup looking to raise a round (from pre-seed to Series D), please complete this form to get started.
About Mauricio Prieto
From 1999 to 2015, I was cofounder, CMO, and board member of eDreams, growing the company to one of the largest Online Travel Agencies in the world with $5.5 billion in bookings, $550 million in revenue and $140 million EBITDA. eDreams was Spain’s first startup IPO, first unicorn, and Europe’s largest publicly traded eCommerce company. In 2015 I founded Travel Tech Essentialist, a travel innovation platform for entrepreneurs and investors, working with financial intermediaries and industry operators in the travel, hospitality, and mobility sectors.
Before my involvement in the travel sector, I worked 4 years in product development at Charles Schwab’s online brokerage division in San Francisco and as a consultant at Booz Allen & Hamilton in Mexico City. Originally from Mexico, I have roughly lived 1/3 of my life in the US, 1/3 in Spain and 1/3 in Mexico. I live mostly in New Orleans and am often in Barcelona where I teach entrepreneurship at IESE Business School and own one of Spain’s most iconic tapas restaurants: Cal Pep :-)