Vator Splash Spring 2016

Vator Splash Spring 2016

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Sailo, Inc
Location: 1407 Broadway, 24th floor, New York, New York, United States United States
Founded in: 2014
Stage: Post-launch
Number of employees: 16-30
Funding history:
- Date: 02/2016, Seed: $1 M
Investors: Roman Arzhintar, Amadeo Brenninkmeijer, Jim Fulton
- Date: 02/2016, IPO: undisclosed amount
Investors: Amadeo Brenninkmeijer
Short URL: vator.co/sailo
Followers (12)
Awards and mentions
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Sailo got accepted into the Columbia Startup Lab in 2014.
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Sailo was one of 14 companies accepted to participate in Techstars New York Fall Program (they accepted less than 1% of all applicants).
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Amongst over 200 startups (Columbia University students and young alumni), we placed 2nd place (and won $15k).
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Sailo, Inc

Startup/business
New York, New York, United States United States
http://www.sailo.com

Sailo is an online marketplace that connects people who want to rent boats to boat owners, charter operators and captains. We use technology to change the fragmented $35B boat charter industry and make rentals easy and online.

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Company description

Sailo is a centralized online marketplace for boat rentals that connects people who want to rent boats to boat owners, charter operators and captains.

We use technology to change the fragmented $35B boat charter industry and make rentals easy and online. We take the slow, cumbersome and antiquated booking process and turns it into a seamless five minute experience. Today's consumers want to be able to select and book in minutes: with Sailo, users can search, compare and book in minutes.

 

 





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Team
  • Delphine Braas
    Delphine Braas | Founder
    Cofounder of Sailo. Sales & marketing background (Nestle, Gogobot). Hustler. Columbia MBA. Long-time boat lover.
  • Magda Marcu
    Magda Marcu | Founder
    Cofounder of Sailo, experience in operations and technology with Fortune 500 companies (Starwood Hotels, The Home Depot, Interbrand), third time entrepreneur.
  • Adrian Gradinaru
    Adrian Gradinaru | Founder
    Adrian is an accomplished software engineer and entrepreneur, and currently the CEO of Sailo Inc, an online marketplace for boat rentals.
  • Bogdan Batog
    Bogdan Batog | Founder
    Cofounder and CTO of Sailo. Software engineer generalist. 8 years at startups, both remote and on site in CA, NY and Romania
Business model

Boat owners and captains set their pricing and availability, and Sailo takes a fee from each transaction: - Charter operators and captains: 14% commission on listed price - Private boat owners: 29% commission on listed price (14% commission +15% for Sailo insurance) - Renter: +7% service fee 

Competitive advantage

1) Growth through scalable channels: Saas for charters and operators - including marketing automation tools. Also: white label front end solutions for marinas.

2) Technology: will continue to be our competitive advantage as our mobile app comes out, shared payments, tool to create events, and a CRM system for boat owners / marinas. 

Investors
Roman Arzhintar
I am an entrepreneur and investor. I enjoy building products and companies. I have been a founder of several companies, have purchased two, sold two, and always interested in what's out there.
Amadeo Brenninkmeijer
Amadeo Brenninkmeijer is an entrepreneur and seed investor in several start-ups. In 2009 he founded Nycon Energy AG, an energy services company providing financing, consulting and operating of on-site co generation plants. Nycon Energy AG focus...
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Star Power Partners - Unconfirmed
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Alexander Bacu - Unconfirmed
Jim Fulton
Partner at Cooley
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Cristian Francu - Unconfirmed