The deal came from XAnge Private Equity, Partech Ventures and different Business Angels including Dominique Vidal and Frédéric Halley, this investment will accelerate the strong growth of the start-up, allowing them to focus on international development. Le Collectionist intends to invest in its technology platform and the development of its marketing and advertising.
Le Collectionist holds a specific position on this market: it bridges the gap between a five-star hotel stay and a home rental company, offering unparalleled, tailor-made villa experiences with hotel-like services. Each and every one of the Le Collectionist properties offers a refined and authentic experience that embodies the ‘home away from home’ concept
The company ensures that all Le Collectionist stays are of the highest standard by carefully hand-picking the list of properties available on the site. All properties on the site come with a dedicated and bespoke concierge service with additional services such as daily cleaning or a private chef or nanny.
“Le Collectionist is a combination of an upscale brand that guarantees quality of goods and services (concierge, chef…) with an educated team and marketplace that knows how to answer the needs of a global client base. With the trust of our investors, we are going to accelerate our distribution of services resulting in an increasing number of exceptional rental properties,” explains Max Aniort, Executive Director and co-founder of Le Collectionist.
Cyril Bertrand, Associate Director and member of the executive board of XAnge Private Equity: “We were attracted by the team’s commercial dynamism and the model Le Collectionist creates around a local and decentralized presence. The results achieved by the team in such a short amount of time are proof to their effectiveness and the importance of this market which is currently occupied by highly fragmented players. We are pleased to support the activities of Le Collectionist and to accelerate its development.”
Boris Golden, Principal at Partech Ventures: “One key to success for a start-up is the customer experience it offers, and this is even more true in the luxury sector where mistakes are not allowed. Le Collectionist successfully managed to combine a steady growth and a high-level of customer satisfaction. This fund raising will give us the possibility to pursue both these objectives in order to soon become the European leader in this market.”