Welcoming Will Smith and Keisuke Honda as our New Investors
It is with great excitement that we announce Dreamers VC, the venture capital fund set up by American actor Will Smith and Japanese soccer player Keisuke Honda, is investing in our all-in-one business travel and expense management platform.
Dreamers, a venture capital fund, connects established Japanese corporate investors with early-stage US-based companies with the goal of improving lives through the application of emerging technology.
Dreamers VC along with Westbrook Inc, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s new media venture, were first TravelBank customers before investing. Co-founder and Managing Partner at Dreamers VC Tashi Nakanishi attended Altitude, our annual conference in Las Vegas, to share more about the vision behind investing in TravelBank.
“Our team has experienced first-hand the positive impact TravelBank’s technology can have in the workplace, and how its simple to use approach streamlines important, yet time-consuming and sometimes confusing processes,” says Tashi. “TravelBank is already improving the lives of its users, directly aligning with our mission, and we’re excited to be a part of what’s next.”
At TravelBank we believe business travel should be simple and seamless, as well as include leisure time to participate in new ideas and cultures. By exposing people to new experiences when on the road, we believe travel can make each of us better people. We share this vision with Dreamer’s mission for making the world better and we are excited to be working with them.
Along with the new capital investment, Dreamers VC will also help us expand to serve customers in the entertainment industry. Our travel and expense management platform previously focused on the SMB market and we will continue delivering great service there, while expanding into new industries.