Local caravan rental startup KolayKaravan received a seed investment with a valuation of $2.5 million, which was established at the beginning of 2022 to bring together caravan owners and those who want to have a caravan experience, received an investment from a group including ITU ARI Teknokent with a valuation of $2.5 million. In the first quarter of 2023, it grew by 700%. In the new period, the platform will focus on mobile application, experience diversification and opening up to the foreign market.

KolayKaravan, a technology-supported, safe caravan rental marketplace, one of ITU Seed’s Incubation Center startups, which is among the top 5 in the world of ITU ARI Teknokent, completed its seed investment round by receiving investment support from two different institutions in its first year. Celebrating its 1st year at the beginning of 2023, KolayKaravan offers a marketplace service where its guests can access the trailer they want in the easiest way possible.

Thanks to its end-to-end services in the rapidly developing caravan sector in our country, it brings together the caravan owners and their guests. With many applications such as approved user reviews, secure payment systems, 24/7 customer service, it offers the infrastructure for its guests to make the right decision. With the CamperTrust application developed by itself, KolayKaravan, which also ensures that guests are easily accessible for their urgent needs throughout their journey, is currently the largest marketplace in the sector.

“We will close the year with 40,000 nights of accommodation”

Stating that they have provided their guests with the experience of staying in a trailer for 6,000 nights until today, KolayKaravan Co-Founder Caglar Bilici said:

“With our growth of 700% in the first quarter of this year, we plan to close the year by offering 40,000 nights of accommodation. With CamperAI, we aim to be the largest and most technological platform provider in this field by further customizing the own technology of KolayKaravan, which also has a smart pricing and route suggestion development module, for its guests.”

“We trust the potential of our country”

Caglar Bilici gave information about the works they carried out in a year:

“KolayKaravan brought a completely different breath to the sector. We work day and night to offer the easiest experience to our guests, and put the most innovative business models into practice in these lands. Our beautiful country is the 6th country in the world that hosts the most tourists, and we, as KolayKaravan, brought this high potential together with technology and offered thousands of nightly caravan experiences, while we received 20% of our guests from abroad. We are very confident in the potential of our country, we continue to invest in this area and keep our focus here.”

Stating that they closed the seed investment round with the new investment, Caglar Bilici stated that they will focus on mobile application, experience diversity and opening up to the foreign market in the next stage.

Source: Egirisim / Prepared by Irem Yildiz

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