Stories of Impact: Silicon Canals considers Dayuse is giving Booking.com a run for its money
European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Dayuse is one the leading hotel booking startups from Europe to watch, according to Silicon Canals, the Benelux blog about technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the startup ecosystem.
With the advancement in technology, digital tools have been deployed in almost every sector, and travel tech is actually growing rapidly with an increasing number of people looking for the best deals in hotel rooms online.
Dayuse was founded by David Lebée, Eugénie Lebée and Thibaud D’Agrèves in 2010 and strives to handle daytime hotel bookings. Dayuse gives customers the opportunity to use the hotel room and other services that are usually available only for guests staying overnight. Its hotel booking platform lets guests book hotel rooms at discounted rates than the overnight tariff. It provides an answer to this key question "Why should I book a hotel room for a full overnight price when I only need it for a few hours?".
By the end of 2015, the company received 15 million euros in funding from VCs Idinvest Partners and Partech Ventures including investment from renowned business angels Paul Dubrule (co-founder of Accor), Cédric Barbier (founder of Lesjeudis.com) and Charles Petruccelli (ex president of American Express Travel). In 2018, Dayuse has received a Phase 2 grant of 1.507.931 € from the EIC pilot SME instrument.
The service currently boasts over 4,000 partner hotels and is available both online and in app across 22 countries.
View Dayuse Lab's information on the EIC SME Instrument data hub.