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Rentivo are raising £500,000 to power the rental revolution

I’ve been working with Rentivo for some time as they really are reshaping the way in which the vacation rental business evolves. In this business there are good guys and bad guys and Richard Vaughton and his team sit atop of the good guy list.
They want you to have a chance to be part of it, helping shape the direction of Rentivo going forward.
Here’s what they are doing in order to take the next step in levelling the VR playing field…

Rentivo is building the ultimate vacation rental platform for businesses. Websites, payments, booking management & automated marketing.

 

WE WANT YOU TO HAVE A CHANCE TO BE PART OF IT, HELPING SHAPE THE DIRECTION OF RENTIVO

A changing ecosystem

Until the last few years, the Vacation Rental industry has been based on well-established models that have seen hundreds of thousands of properties, rented through direct communication with the asset manager. Advertising platforms were simply that: referral subscriptions that established direct connections and allowed a myriad of local arrangements to occur. The system was complex but was not broken and served a million plus unique holiday homes around the globe.

This ecosystem has been disrupted and is moving rapidly to a walled garden, OTA site transaction model supported by substantial investments that dominate search and brand awareness.

These changes have increased guest costs (up to 10%), reduced owner and manager income (up to 40%) and allowed data appropriation with mediated communication, diluting direct opportunity. The changes have increased workload substantially, arehard to integrate with technically and have reduced business opportunity across many destinations for both owners and managers.

We believe this avalanche of changes, combined with the mergers and acquisitions, will further increase these problems and guest facing platforms be continuously modified to maximise shareholder income. The guest is their primary concern; the asset appears to be a disposable product that is available in volume to be monetised at will.

Our mission

Our mission has been to enhance and simplify the lives of managers and owners, through development of SaaS (software as a service) tools. This is founded on the belief that an asset manager is our primary customer and THE most important link and foundation of the rental chain.

A guest is the asset manager’s client and the asset managers target market. The guest interaction tools, the marketing exposure and the transactional models that an asset manager requires are our focus.

Our tools are aimed at reducing workloads, increasing efficiencies and conversions, bringing guests back, reducing costs and increasing owner and manager income. We have an open approach to systems and partners. We believe that strong business relationships with unbiased analysis and attention to an asset manager’s needs is thecorrect business direction.

The plan

We have built the foundations of a very successful enterprise, trading for last 18 months and developing partnerships with like-minded businesses. Other companieshave required seed funding and equity investments from the financial markets to achieve the same and are therefore restricted to an extent by these vertical income scale plans and investment promises.

Rentivo has a number of very exciting products close to launch (<6 months). The products are designed to automate, for you the asset managers, an increase in booking opportunity and margin. These tools are based on all the advice of the market experts & feedback from our customers which is hard to implement for managers or owners in an already busy day. They also use technology and market drivers used by the OTA’s to increase their own performance.

Details of these products are available in our plan which is available to seriously interested parties.

The funds raised will be to establish more support (which we also see as an industry failing), accelerate the tool base, develop partner opportunities and power the rental revolution.

Where you come in

We’ve turned down offers from global investors because it’s important to us that our customers and subscribers can own and shape the platform.

We are focused on asset manager success and are structuring the investment around you. Our direction will NOT be dictated by corporate investors but by you. Therefore, we’re offering equity in our company. You can invest as little as £100, capping individual investment at £10,000 to ensure everyone has a fair chance.

Funds will be used to increase customer support, develop and enhance more asset focused services only and scale the business.

With Rentivo, we have the chance to build something that will impact millions of vacation rental professionals and change the industry for the better. And you have a chance to be part of that, helping shape the direction of Rentivo as it evolves.

Pre-register interest now and get early access to the investment two weeks before we open it up to angel investors. You’ll receive our pitch deck, full business plan, financial forecast and jump the 18,000 queue for access to our new marketing automation tools.