Nearly a decade ago, Cloudbeds was just an idea that we had while traveling in Brazil trying to book a pousada. It got to a point that on almost every trip we made, we would discover an unbelievable property hidden from the audiences of the world due to the lack of tools available to help connect to travelers like us. As passionate travelers, we wanted to make the guest experience better. As technology experts, we wanted to help hosts and hoteliers build great lodging businesses by making it easier to start, run and grow a property.
Fast forward to today, businesses of all sizes in 157 countries use Cloudbeds to drive more bookings and delight guests. Last year, we surpassed 1,000,000 rooms on our system. Our team has grown from the two of us to 400+ people dedicated to our common mission. As founders, we are humbled and in awe of this growth.
Furthermore, our growth has not gone unnoticed. Cloudbeds has attracted significant interest from investors looking to find the technology company to revolutionize this industry. We are thrilled to announce that we’ve raised $82 million in growth capital from some of the leading investors in the world, led by Viking Global Investors with participation from PeakSpan Capital, Recruit Co., Ltd., Counterpart Ventures, and Cultivation Capital. And we’re even more excited to put this money to work for you, our customers.