Rental technology startup Enso Connect has raised a seed found of $2 million.
The investment in the Canada-based company was led by Mantella Venture Partners with Mistral Ventures and Cowie Capital also involved.
Enso, which was founded in 2019, offers a guest experience platform combining artificial intelligence-led communication and smart home technologies.
The platform also includes a customer relationship marketing tool to keep track of guest preferences and enable personalization.
Francois Gouelo, founder of Enso, says: “Short term rental hosts are not renting airbeds in their rooms anymore. In return for higher rates guests want quality and delight. As of now, no one in the industry knows their customers enough to create real personalization. We’re here to change that and take the guest experience to the next level.”
According to a statement the company has grown 17,000% in six months and launched in more than 18 countries during the pandemic.
Duncan Hill, co-founder and general partner at Mantella Ventures Partners, says: “As the short-term rental market grows, evolves and professionalizes, property managers are at risk of being disintermediated by a couple of large, Amazon-like platforms. We invested in Enso because they have a vision to help property managers professionalize so they can not only survive, but thrive in this rapidly growing market.”