Acamp welcomes new investors Spintop Ventures and LRF Ventures, alongside current investor Centripetal Capital, in the Swedish tech company’s biggest round so far. The fresh funds will be used to accelerate growth and expand operations, according to a press release.
Acamp’s mission is to make it easy for campers to find and book great places to camp. Born out of frustration with traditional campsites, Acamp built a platform where private hosts and business owners can list unutilized land and curated experiences for campers to book.
“With the support of our new investors, we look forward to growing our camper community and expanding into new markets,” said Acamp founder Öjje Holt.
Spintop Ventures, leading Nordic early-stage VC fund, sees great potential in Acamp.
“We are beyond impressed with the founders of Acamp who, through their true passion for camping, have built a rapidly growing platform with a highly engaged camper community. With the founders’ track record of scaling startups into global organizations, we envision Acamp becoming a game-changer for the campground industry,” said Isabel Nilson at Spintop Ventures.
Acamp also welcomes another new strategic investor – LRF Ventures, part of The Federation of Swedish Farmers.
“We see really interesting synergies where Acamp can attract hosts and at the same time provide exciting opportunities for LRF´s more than 130,000 members by creating new revenue streams through renting out land and offering their products and services to campers,” said Martin Alexandersson at LRF Ventures.
”With their extensive network in agriculture and forestry, LRF Ventures will be the perfect partner to strengthen the continued expansion of Acamp in the Nordics,” said Öjje Holt.
The next phase will also include an expansion of the Clean Camping initiative developed in close cooperation with Håll Sverige Rent (Keep Sweden Tidy) and its sister organizations in Denmark and Norway.
“We are thrilled by the surging popularity and interest for sustainable tourism and are fully committed to connecting people with unique places to stay in nature,” said Öjje Holt.
Acamp was founded in 2020 by Paul Berggren and Öjje Holt, who both missed a good marketplace to find alternatives to traditional, big campsites. With Acamp, campers can now find, book, and pay all within the same service – while the company also enables landowners to utilize unused land by renting it out to the growing camping market.
An Acamp Host earns extra money by renting out a place to camp. It is also easy for them to increase their revenue by also selling products and experiences directly to the campers – all in the same service.
The demand for experiences close to nature and low-impact, environmentally friendly vacations increase by the year, and thanks to Acamp’s growing network of hosts, the supply will keep growing.
Acamp becomes a Nordic platform in 2022 as it expands to Norway and Denmark, with the ambition to establish the company as the biggest marketplace for campsites in Northern Europe.