In a segment of the travel market worth EUR 117bn, ennea becomes a close partner of Talixo, the Berlin-based scale-up set to become the global leader in ground transfers. ennea capital partners is an investment company founded by former KAYAK MD Europe Jan-Frederik Valentin in 2016, taking center stage in the ongoing travel & mobility revolution. Not only does ennea provide and gather ﬁnancial support to startups, but helps scale them up through strategic and operational advice.
ennea and Talixo’s joint venture is another step towards the optimization of the travel & mobility market, enabling travelers to leave stress at home.
“We will use our experience and contacts to open more doors in the travel industry for Talixo, who have an excellent product proposition”, Valentin said. “We are committed to invest in the current ﬁnancing round and leverage our investor network to facilitate an optimal investor setup for Talixo´s next scaling milestones. We will also advise on other key areas to help keep the impressive growth levels of this multi-million Euro company up.”
Talixo offers turn-key solution to pre-order ground transfers with licensed and quality-checked vehicles in more than 1,000 cities across 130 countries for their B2B online travel, corporations, and travel agency partnerships. Talixo offers service levels to suit all budgets. Special focus lies on the lowcost segment where yield management and optimization technology improves ﬂeet efficiency and driver utilization, meaning they can provide best in class prices at highest reliability and service quality levels.
Sebastian Kleinau CEO of Talixo commented: “ennea have a great team with a wealth of experience in the travel industry. ennea’s access to C-Level players of the world’s largest travel companies will empower us to grow even faster and strengthen our strategic positioning in the market.”
Talixo’s end-to-end platform technology guarantees efficiency and optimizes the booking process for both customers and drivers. While drivers beneﬁt from higher proﬁts, customers proﬁt from discounts and an easily accessible pre-booking system with a hassle-free e-payment and billing process. ennea CEO Valentin said: “I believe in this business because Talixo has got everything together to become the Flixbus of ground transfers.”