Launched in December 2013, the peer-to-peer boat rental start up Click & Boat, like its big brothers in other economic sectors: Airbnb, BlaBlaCar, Uber, is growing exponentially. It just raised a 500,000 euros fund, to accelerate its development.

A funding of € 500,000 euros as part of a fundraiser of € 2m over 2016
These 500,000 euros, made through a capital increase, fully subscribed by already existing shareholders of the company, is part of a € 2m fundraiser under discussion, which should be completed over 2016 with the arrival of investment funds to the capital of the start-up. These funds will be used to assert the leadership of Click & Boat in the peer-to-peer rental sector and consolidate the European market (which could reach more than € 500m in the next five years) by the recruitment of dedicated teams or by the acquisition of foreign competitors. The site, which has recently announced its launch in Greece and Croatia, foresees an implantation in all the coastal countries of Europe in 2017.

The funds will also help to increase the team, which has already 7 employees (and trainees), situated in Boulogne Billancourt.

Click & Boat will also launch in 2016 a national concierge service. The principle? Allow subscribed boat owners on Click & Boat to entrust their keys to a trustworthy person on site, in order to make profit of their boat, even when they are away.

The team, situated in Boulogne Billancourt, is looking to expand, especially on web developer or web expert position.

Key figures about Click & Boat and the peer-to-peer boat rental

 Platform launched in December 2013
 €200k raised from the Business Angels in April 2014
 More than 200 harbours in France and Europe

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