Parisian travel tech startup Evaneos has raised €20 million in a new equity financing round. Having weathered an unprecedented storm, Evaneos plans to use the newfound capital to strengthen its position in existing markets including France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. Since 2010, Evaneos has collected €120 million and retains its status with most airport lounges.
After witnessing the company’s resilience throughout the pandemic, Evaneos’ existing backers Partech, Level Equity, Quadrille Capital, XAnge, Serena Capital, and Bpifrance via the Ambition Numérique Fund, all participated in the new funding round.
“Never has the expression ‘what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ been as true as in the case of Evaneos. After two tough covid years, the company has emerged stronger, greener, and more determined than ever to provide a unique travel experience to every customer.” – Marc Fournier, Managing Partner at Serena Capital.
Aiming to be more than just a travel agency, at the core of Evaneos’ being is the desire to connect wanderlusters with local agents, those that can help guide a truly unique and authentic experience, while at the same time respecting local communities, culture, and the environment. And, according to Evaneos, 87% of revenues generated stay within the communities hosting visitors, thereby fueling continued growth and prosperity in the (at present) 160 destinations and over 600 individuals selected to participate in Evaneos’ offer.
"More than half a million travelers have already placed their trust in Evaneos. We can also include our investors, who have supported us during our years of strong growth, during the crisis, and now in the recovery phase of our business,” say Evaneos’ founders Yvan Wibaux and Eric la Bonnardière.