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Ski instructor marketplace secures large investment for expansion

SKI instructor marketplace, Maison Sport have completed a new round of funding, achieving a raise of £1.25million. 

The travel tech start-up have collaborated with a collective of investors, alongside a Seedrs crowdfunding campaign to get the investment.

As the only platform dedicated to independent instructors, Maison Sport have brought Skyscanner’s Gareth Williams on board as on of their new investors.

Ski instructor marketplace, Maison Sport receives large investment|Scottish News
The investment will allow Maison Sport to continue to expand globally and to build its portfolio of independent ski instructors (Photo Alain Wong on Unsplash)

Over the past six months, the business has secured further funds from their existing advisory board members Kevin Byrne, Founder of Checkatrade.com and serial entrepreneur Lorenz Bogaert.

This recent round of funding will allow the tech start-up to continue to grow their portfolio of instructors and customers globally, enter new markets and continue to support independent ski instructors across the world.

Founder and CEO, Nick Robinson said: “We initially set out to raise £1.4million, but little did we know then, we were set for another UK lockdown, as well as further restrictions on travel rolled out across Europe. 

“We’ve been blown away that we managed to come really close to the ambitious targets we set ourselves, but it’s taken a lot of hard work, dedication and resilience.

“We’re disrupting the way things have been for years and years, so we’ve really had to be persistent and positive in order to open minds and push progressive change.”

Despite the pandemic, Maison Sport’s instructor numbers have more than doubled,|Scottish News
The marketplace has recently surpassed 23,000 hours of lessons taught and prides itself on the site’s 3,400+ individual instructor reviews left by over 70% of customers, placed on instructor’s profile after their lessons, over 90% of which are rated 5 stars(Photo by Nicolai Berntsen on Unsplash)

Despite the pandemic, Maison Sport and its trio of founders have raised significant funds and have more than doubled the number of instructors represented on the platform.

Maison Sport has the third largest selection of instructors in comparison the world with the company now offering individual and group ski lessons from over 1,200 independent ski and snowboard instructors.

 

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