Galavantier, the Las Vegas online travel company that curates one-of-a-kind travel experiences, announces the acquisition of Bucket (Likebucket.com), the San Francisco-based trip technology company that allows travelers to collect trip recommendations from any source and any device to create their own personalized trip guides. By acquiring Bucket, Galavantier has made a deeper play in technology that will delight users with even more unique and highly tailored travel experiences.
The acquisition brings together two companies on the leading edge of a travel industry being transformed by new technology. “Travel will be revolutionized in the next five years. We’re excited today to join forces with another innovative player in the space,” says Julia Lam, Ex-Facebooker, and Co-founder and CEO of Bucket.
The move toward highly curated experiences makes Galavantier an ideal partner for Bucket. While Bucket will formally cease operations today, its innovative technology will be integrated into the Galavantier experience. With more user input and interactivity, Galavantier will have even more data and resources to curate one-of-a-kind experiences for its travelers.
“Bucket brings to Galavantier new technology to achieve our mission,” says Marko Greisen, CEO of Galavantier. “We are excited to combine Bucket’s ‘collection and save’ technology with our own booking technology and local expertise to deliver hand-selected travel products, services, and experiences to our users. We celebrate Bucket and today’s acquisition, and we look forward to new opportunities for Galavantier and its travelers.”
Galavantier develops cutting-edge technology combined with local expertise to provide the traveling community with hand-selected travel products and services. Galavantier is enhancing traveler’s experiences while helping nightlife and daylife entertainment venues leverage innovative booking technology to capture more consumers. For more information about Galavantier, visit https://www.galavantier.com
Bucket, is an innovative tip technology co-founded by two former Facebookers. Bucket raised nearly $1 MM in funding from 500 Startups, Slow Ventures, as well as a number of other angels. Co-founder and CEO, Julia Lam, was named as one of the 35 under 35 Rising Stars in Travel. They have been featured in Techcrunch, Mashable, and Lifehacker as well as other notable publications.