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About us

Our user-friendly and game-changing platform is disrupting the holiday lettings industry on a global scale. With us, owners can market their holiday lets in a completely new way - a way that's simple, efficient and stress-free.

Find out about our story so far, our team and our company values.

Our mission

Did you know that the average holiday let owner misses out on around £36,000 a year due to unsold dates? Our mission is to tackle the biggest challenge facing the holiday lets market - turning unsold dates into guests. We'll improve your earnings whilst taking the hassle out of listing your holiday lets.

2014 - 2015

TravelNest was founded by Doug Stephenson in 2014. He saw first hand the difficulties his parents faced in trying to successfully rent their cottages and lodges.

If they were having problems standing out, then other owners were too. Doug realised there was a huge opportunity to power holiday lettings advertising in a new way.

2016 -2017

In 2016, the first TravelNest employee, Barry Evans, joined as Product Operations Manager. He remains a key member of the team today.

In 2017, we raised £3m in seed funding from investors including Pentech Ventures, Mangrove Capital Partners, Frontline Ventures and Mark Logan, former COO at Skyscanner. Read more in The Scotsman.

2018 - 2019

Scottish Enterprise awarded us a £2.3m grant to accelerate our growth, with Public Finance and Digital Economy Minister Kate Forbes, popping by TravelNest HQ for a cuppa. Read more in The Times.

Now based in the heart of Edinburgh, we have around 50 people working across our engineering, data, design, marketing, sales, finance, people, customer and partner success functions.

Meet the team - experts in travel-tech

We pride ourselves on attracting top talent. Many of our team helped create the hugely successful travel-tech business, Skyscanner. Combined, we have over 100 years of specialist travel industry and start-up technology experience and aim to disrupt the holiday lets sector.
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Doug Stephenson

Founder

CEO

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Cameron Boal

VP, Marketing

Former Senior VP, Marketing,
FanDuel

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Rebecca Moore

VP, Operations

Former Senior Director Growth (Europe & Americas), Skyscanner

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Mark Logan

Non-Executive Director

Former Chief Operating Officer,
Skyscanner

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Alistair Hann

Technical Advisor

Former Chief Technical Officer,
Skyscanner

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Pim Van Oerle

Engineering Director

Former Principal Engineering Manager, Skyscanner

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Ingrid Fehr

Partner Success Director

Former Principal Partner Success Leader, Skyscanner

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Laura Calder

Finance Director

Former Finance Director,
Bright Solid

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Yvonne Jackson

Customer Success Director

Former Manager Strategic Customer Success, Cornerstone onDemand

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Mark Shilton

Principal Data Scientist

Former Principal Data Scientist,
Skyscanner

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Our company values

We put owners and their guests at the heart of everything we do - that's why Solving for the Customer is one of our most important company values. We also encourage everyone to Think Like an Entrepreneur, Prioritise Impact, Win With Data and strive to Serve Each Other.

Investors

TravelNest is backed by some of the UK’s best-known investors. They’ve invested in successful companies including Skype, Wix, FanDuel, Nutmeg and Bird.i. We're in some very fine company.
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Frontline Ventures

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Mangrove Capital Partners

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Pentech Venture Capital

Careers at TravelNest

Like the sound of us? If you’re smart, ambitious and keen to help us solve for our customers then we like the sound of you. Take a look at our current job openings.