Netherlands-based transfer booking software company Transferz recently collected €6.5 million to continue its global growth trajectory.
The round was led by family offices and private investors including the former Dutch finance minister Jan Kees de Jager.
The Amsterdam startup provides travel agencies with API software integrations for arranging taxis to and from airports, seaports and railway stations.
The APIs integrate directly into the travel brand's IT systems and support taxi journeys to around 750 transport hubs globally.
A number of global travel brands, across the corporate and leisure journey segments, currently have signed up to use Transferz technology.
The startup said the latest funding would go to solidifying its reach in the hope of becoming a "determined winner in the pre-booked ground transportation industry."
Most journeys it processes at the moment are in private transfer taxis, provided by a fleet of electric, private and luxury automotive drivers. Transferz now proposes to add more ground transport modes to its platform. It says it has been able to ensure its taxi drivers receive fair renumeration, something of a fault line for mobility startups given lessons learned by Uber and others.
Johan van Vulpen, Transferz CEO, said: " This new funding round will allow us to further invest in our technology and to expand our offerings on the Transferz tech platform, with a wider range of ground transportation options in addition to private transfers.
"This means our travel partners and their travellers can experience a truly reliable, automated, and sustainable mobility solution."
Lead investor Jan Kees de Jager, who currently resides in Dubai, added: "We believe that Transferz has the potential to be a game-changer in the pre-booked ground transportation industry, not just in terms of its technology and platform, but also in its commitment to sustainability.
"An impeccable technology-driven process that provides a delightful experience for travelers – which happens to be the crucial component that lacks in the current travel industry.
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