Online campsite platform Hipcamp recently announced that it raised $25 million in Series B funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz.
Forbes reported that past investors including Benchmark, August Capital and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures also participated. To date, Hipcamp has raised $41.8 million in investment funding. San Francisco-based Hipcamp offers users everything from traditional tent camping experiences to glamping in treehouses to RV destinations. The site and app originally focused on getting urbanites into the outdoors, working with private landowners to unlock more land across the United States.
“We’re really excited to be partnering with Andreessen Horowitz on this round,” said Alyssa Ravasio, founder and chief executive officer, in an interview. “This funding will empower us to continue to accelerate our mission of getting more people outside, certainly in the US and perhaps internationally.”
The company was started in 2013 by Ravasio, after she spent hours trying to find a campsite online. Realizing that the booking system was broken, she learned how to code and built a database that offered outdoor enthusiast information on campsites: like if there was surf nearby or if they should really pack bug spray. In 2014, she connected with cofounder Eric Bach and they raised $2 million in seed funding.
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