At Liftopia we are incredibly fortunate to work in an industry where our partners, customers, and team are passionate about everything involving snow, mountains and fun. When Ron and I started Liftopia in 2005, we knew our business would only succeed if it solved problems not just for our fellow skiers and snowboarders, but also for our ski resort partners and the ski industry as a whole.
Over the past 8 years everyone at Liftopia has worked incredibly hard to build our team, our technology and resources in an effort to help this amazing industry thrive. With that in mind, today we are happy to announce that we have raised an additional $5m investment. Liftopia will use these new funds to accelerate the development of technology that will help our ski resort partners run more effective businesses and make skiing and snowboarding more accessible to people everywhere.
We are very excited to bring on a number of new investors who love the mountains like we do, and we look forward to working with them to introduce the mountains to others. We’d like to extend a warm welcome to our new investors: Industry Ventures, ru-Net, Thayer Ventures, Marc Benioff, Jeremy Stoppelman, Walter Winshall and Spencer Rascoff among others. And a huge thank-you to our long time supporters who are also participating in this round: First Round Capital, Erik Blachford, Lowercase Capital, SK Ventures and Xandex among others. After all, it is much more fun to ski with friends.
We know that we still have a long ways to go, and that there are many more problems to solve for skiers and snowboarders, whether they work, play, or do both in the mountains.
See our official press release here: http://bit.ly/1dO4IXC
Liftopia is exactly what the ski industry needs, more innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on your continued success.
Thank you Jamie! We have lots of work ahead and love all that you and Mountain Riders Alliance are doing.
Congratulations on being successful with this round of funding! I’ve been tracking Liftopia for years (as well as being a user for years) and it’s great to see the progress Liftopia is making to change how skiers, riders, and resorts interact. Here’s to a great snow season!
Thanks Rowland! See you out there 🙂