French traveltech Okarito, a digital platform for companies to organise and optimize their business trips while ensuring the well-being of their employees, has closed a fundraising round of €2.1 million, led by Axeleo Capital, and accompanied by Kima Ventures and various business angels including Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux (President of Notus Technologies). The startup will use the funds to accelerate its business development and help more companies ensure safe travel for their employees.
Okarito is already projecting itself as a booking platform for a post-Covid world. Remi Duvoux, co-founder and CEO of Okarito expands: “Companies have been faced with the repatriation of their employees and time-consuming management of cancelled travel reimbursements, and they never want to face them again! In a post-covid world, they can no longer afford not to know where their collaborators are. With a lighter cost structure and proprietary platform, we can adapt very quickly and offer relevant services to our customers. We’ve never had as many new prospects as we have since lockdown.”