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Roadmap raises 4 mio to disrupt enterprise travel


Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 1st, 2018 - Roadmap, the all-in-one mobile travel platform for large enterprises, has raised a Series A round of 4 million Euro. The round was led by Newion Investments and the Roadmap founders. Newion Investments focuses on B2B enterprise software companies with a global reach in early stage and is well known for its successful investment in Colibra and other leading B2B companies in its previous funds.

Roadmap was founded by CEO Jeroen van Velzen, CCO Koen Bavinck and COO Markus Emmer in April 2015 with the purpose of enhancing the travel experience for business travelers to drive enterprise value.

Jeroen van Velzen, CEO of Roadmap, is very proud of the accomplishments of the team: "The annual aggregated travel spend of the customers on the platform exceeds 3 billion USD and the adoption and engagement numbers of the app are twice the industry average."

Roadmap will use the proceeds of the funding to further develop the seamless travel experience, grow marketing and sales.

Creating a seamless travel experience:
Roadmap brings all of the corporate travel suppliers into one intelligent, intuitive and personal interface allowing large enterprises to better manage their travel program and increase traveler engagement.

The Roadmap platform is connected to the largest global travel agencies and industry suppliers. The corporate branded travel companion guides employees during their trips by combining real time travel information with corporate content, context and peer reviews.

Travelers get all the information they're used to see in consumer apps, augmented with the knowledge of your colleagues and the corporate travel team. Using the intelligence, customized content and superb user experience, Roadmap is able to drive savings and safety for the corporate and increase productivity and satisfaction with the travelers.

Corporate travel ready to be disrupted:
"The gap between consumer technology at hand (like Booking.com, Skyscanner, Tripadvisor, Google Maps) and corporate travel technology available is gigantic and ready to be disrupted." according to Patrick Polak, founder and managing partner of Newion.

"The Roadmap team grabbed an opportunity to become the preferred partner for Fortune 500 companies and is acknowledged as thought- and product leader in travel experience technology. The product is truly unique in its kind, ready to disrupt corporate travel. We are very excited to work with the team and expand the leadership position within the coming years. Newion is impressed with the top tier customer base and astounded by the positive customers reviews of Roadmap."

About Roadmap:
Roadmap delivers an innovative, intelligent and intuitive interface to the world's largest travel programs. The Roadmap travel solution combines all traveler needs into one intelligent corporate branded app and offers full insight in traveler behavior, data and perceived quality of the suppliers provided. Roadmap connects companies to their individual travelers to drive savings and safety for the corporate and increase productivity and satisfaction for the travelers.

Want to discover how Roadmap can create a seamless travel experience for your travelers within the context of your travel program? Check out getroadmap.com

The Roadmap team is expanding and looking for curious and hungry team players who love to travel and are passionate about creating traveler happiness: careers.getroadmap.com

About Newion:
Newion III is the third business software fund of Newion, focusing on business software companies in the Benelux. Since its incorporation in 2000, Newion has grown to become one of the most successful VC's in its segment, known as a committed investor in start- and scale-ups. The fund is supported by InnovFin Equity, with the financial backing of the European Union under Horizon 2020 Financial Instruments and the European Fund for Strategic Investments ('ESFI') set up under the Investment Plan for Europe. The purpose of ESFI is to help support financing and implementing productive investments in the European Union and to ensure increased access to financing. Its previous funds successfully invested in Oxxio (exit), Mirror42 (exit), Q-go (exit), Collibra, iWelcome, SwipeGuide, 24iMedia, Synple, CustomerGauge, Instant Magazine, The Next Ad and Oxynade. Visit www.newion.com for more information.