We’re back with some more exciting news! Up until now, Uplisting has been completely self-funded, relying primarily on organic growth. Today, we are thrilled to announce we have secured a $300k investment from funding, community and mentorship ecosystem, Calm Company Fund.
Here at Uplisting, our mission is to help short-term rental businesses streamline their operations and scale effectively, through our all-in-one property management solution. With funding from Calm Company Fund, we can continue to support businesses in the short-term rental sector to increase revenue, decrease inefficiencies, create 5-star guest experiences and reliably grow.
Vince Breslin, CEO and co-founder of Uplisting, said: “2022 is shaping up to be the year of tech, with huge opportunities for vertical SaaS platforms to shape the future hospitality landscape and we’re excited to be a part of this. We’re incredibly proud of how far we’ve come on our own, without VC funding, relying solely on organic growth. Uplisting is now ready for the next phase of growth and we are pleased to announce investment from Calm to help fuel these ambitions.”
Vince explained: “Twitter is a fantastic resource to find and communicate directly with like-minded people. It’s there that I met Tyler Tringas, the General Partner at Calm. We’ve been chatting for a number of years — he ‘gets’ what we do and champions businesses like ours. Once we opened our AngelList round, I DM’d him thinking he may be interested in investing $20k or $30k into Uplisting. He had a look at our pitch deck and said he was interested, but only if he could invest $250k+. It took just eight days from my initial tweet to signing the deal.”
Tyler Tringas, General Partner and Founder of Calm Company Fund, said: “The Uplisting team has a deep understanding of the short-term rental market and the needs of hosts across Airbnb, Vrbo, Booking, and other platforms. At Calm Company Fund, a core area of focus is software tools that allow small businesses and entrepreneurs to thrive, grow their revenue, and run their business from anywhere on their phone or laptop. Uplisting is the must-have software platform for any short-term rental company or host and we are very excited to have invested.”
That’s not all! Our membership community has a very active role in helping shape our product, and we’re excited to announce we have secured a further $200k investment from our very own members. This is through an innovative new funding model, AngelList Roll Up Vehicle.
Over 20% of our members are committed to investing between $1,000 and $50,000 in Uplisting through a SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) model, and each member has the opportunity to invest on a rolling basis.
We are incredibly grateful for this support, and can’t wait to watch Uplisting go from strength to strength in the future.
Vince added: “We are indebted to every member who has provided investment and insight to help Uplisting continually add value. Watching our members scale their businesses up to 50x on our platform has been incredibly rewarding for our team.”
To learn more about our property management software and how it helps short-term rental businesses grow, click here.
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