Travel-tech start-up Portr gets EUR3.3m Series A investment

Portr said it has announced completion of a EUR3.3 million Series A investment round to fund expansion of its on-demand luggage delivery service, AirPortr, into new airports.

With AirPortr, customers book their bag-free journey from their smartphone in advance or on the day. Their luggage is then transported promptly and securely to or from the airport, freeing them up to travel more efficiently around the city, before being reunited later that day.

Investors in the recent funding round included two Venture Capital Trust Funds managed by leading London fund manager Hargreave Hale and a number of angel investors with backgrounds in SaaS, technology and on-demand services.

Portr launched its sophisticated same-day delivery service last year at London City Airport.

Portr also said the board will be joined by a new non-executive director, Sean McDonald. With over 20 years´ experience in the travel and technology industries, he was formerly senior vice president for sales & marketing at Expedia, where he ran the commercial teams at the Expedia Affiliate Network.