This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Leisure startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Leisure industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Leisure Startups
Befundo is a multifunctional app where online platforms for property, marketplace, jobs, companies, and news come together on one website. It is a spoonerism and stands for ‘Be Found’, offering internet components via a single website, makes Befundo a lifestyle website that earns daily visits.
Through its multi-platform, Befundo attracts thousands of visitors daily who are looking for items. It ensures that news items, company, product and services, job vacancies or properties for sale, rent, and holidays will be found by the right audience..
Doifoo, the all-in-one travel super app startup that enhances your trips into another dimension. Doifoo Places, a feature to explore places and get real feeds during the travel on your tour.
Dayout from Doifoo gets you a variety of options for choosing activities, tickets, and beyond. Doifoo trips feature helps with Travel store with which you can book via our partners alongside Flight check-ins and Tourist visa.
Keep yourself charged and occupied with Studio, Read & Hear from the house of Doifoo. Extras include Travel Handbook & other curated content and clips to keep your day excited even before you plan a trip.
We currently support leading locations across the globe including London, Paris, Zurich, Sydney, Venice, New York, Singapore, Dubai, and more than 120+ options in Doifoo Places, alongside global booking in Flights, Hotels & activities via our partners. Doifoo got its presence in TechCrunch Disrupt 2020 (Silicon Valley), Against all Odds by Freshworks (UK | Europe), The Product Summit (Bengaluru), Wolves Summit 2020 (Warsaw, Poland), GSV Bootcamp (Silicon Valley), Techsparks 2020 (Bengaluru), TechinAsia Startup Factory 2020 (Singapore), NASSCOM NASTech 2020 (Bengaluru), WTM Virtual 2020 (London) & WebSummit 2020 (Lisbon, Portugal) Happy Travelling with Doifoo!.
Female-founder lead tech company Elysium Tech was established in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2020. Elysium Tech focuses on in-house developed internet-of-things (IoT) enabling a service-less experience in the leisure health-tech space – such as wellness.
The Elysium platform allows for customers to enjoy a streamlined relaxation experience where sensors and AI joining forces to provide for an undisturbed natural experience in the city. Elysium Tech is led by Founder & CEO Eliska Dzurnakova..
The Lane Social Club
The Lane Social Club is a family social club providing a dreamy space for families to play, relax, eat, and build community. It features one-of-a-kind play structures for children, seating areas to ensure parents are comfortable in every corner, a café and bar area serving food and drinks from local makers, amenities/extras to help ease the parental load, and two private spaces for celebrations, classes, and other special events.
The Lane will redefine leisure time for urban millennial parents. It was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Washington, DC..
We are TripLegend, a newly founded travel startup from Berlin. We believe mass tourism has exceeded its limits and we must rethink the way we travel and vacation.
Therefore, we offer unique, COVID-safe and sustainable small group adventures for millennials all around the world. Pairing the latest technologies, some common sense and people’s best interest at heart, we are building the tourism solution of the future..
Wellsum is a wellness app with a data-driven approach for creating a personalized experience using AI and bio-feedback that works with existing smart wearable devices. We believe current wellness apps either don’t leverage the tech or leave the burden on the user to understand and make use of the data.
With Wellsum our goal is to remove this burden from the user to our algorithms and provide an approach to wellness that works not just for those who are more informed but for everybody; providing a delightful experience for your everyday wellness on self-drive! Read here for more on our insights and mission on why we are building Wellsum: https://docsend.com/view/wkyv4xt2jjjns7np. .
Viatu is a comprehensive trip-builder that lets you plan your entire adventure from the comfort of your phone without the hassle. We provide fully customisable pre-designed trips put together by our experts.
Instant booking, no agents and most importantly free carbon offsetting sets Viatu apart. Our mission is not just to make adventure easy; we aim to redefine travel and embed principles of regenerative travel into everything we do.
Empowering local communities, preserving wildlife and nature is what we stand for.. .
Sexence offers a lifestyle and wellness application designed to help its users to enhance their sexual pleasure. The platform will provide consumers with personalized information, plans, and wellness products.
Using AI and a unique UI based personalization will help our users to understand better their sexuality, and provide them with insights on what they can do to improve, explore, and spice up your sex life.. .
Wel Whale Light Smoke
Wel Whale Light Smoke is a tobacco company that manufactures and distributes e-cigarettes. The company is about to launch two new products, one is to change the light smoke , the tobacco rod can be recharged and reused (similar to the recently released “FLOW” product), adding nicotine to the smoke oil Salt replaces nicotine of traditional cigarettes, and does not contain unhealthy waste such as tar; the other is light smoke .
This product is similar to disposable cigarettes. It can be discarded after pumping.
The smoke oil is similar to the light smoke. Both products have a variety of flavors..
Yuup is a marketplace for experiences. It’s designed to help curious people discover, book and gift brilliant things to do and ambitious individuals and enterprises create and market experiences.
We all love to discover and share experiences, but our vision for Yuup came from a passionate belief in local communities and the role that local people and enterprises have in helping them thrive.. .
Myrentboat.com is a booking and rental system for boats, catamarans, mega yacht including crew, skipper and insurance. Rental through myrentboat.com is very easy, maximum convenient and transparent process with online booking as like booking com.
Our company was founded in 2019 by two principals which have excellent experience in sailing, yacht rental business and marketing . We have great experience with the online booking business model and international operations in Europe, USA, Russia and Asia.
The Company’s technology and service infrastructure were developed in-house and is scalable for global growth. The top visitor-rate of Myrentboat.com is over 5,000 visitors per month and above 100 the charter request per month (report dated 25th June 2020).
Our forecast is 150,000 visitors and 5,000 the charter request in nearest year The Company also attracted over 5,000 Instagram/Facebook visitors. In 2019, our company secured financial support from current principals in order to develop our site.
During the past year, it has made considerable progress and is ready for first investment round. Customers can currently choose from more than 25000 ships worldwide online and more than 500 destinations in 47 countries across the globe – all in 7 languages with the best prices on the market, and customer service seven days a week in the local language.
Myrentboat.com has the not largest own catalogue of boats on the market, but we are still working under its increasing. All the boats are directly contracted with the charter and insurance companies.
Triwey is a conscious travel platform that allows clients to find and compare worldwide sustainable hotel prices provided by leading reservation systems. Triwey provides aggregated information and the cheapest prices working together with some of the leading online reservation systems such as Agoda, Trip.com, Zenhotels, and Snaptravel.
We allow users to book and stay in sustainable accommodations thanks to our partnerships with global eco-label organizations, from the United States to Asia. Every time a booking is made on one of our partner’s websites we plant trees and donate to charitable causes at no extra costs for the clients.
We reforest locations all over the world, such as Africa, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, and a lot more and we support causes about education, poverty, healthcare, water projects, and ocean cleaning, directly from the most important and growing worldwide charitable organizations. The mission at Triwey is simple: allow the traveler to stay in worldwide green hotels at the cheapest prices knowing to be proud of supporting the planet and people who are in need at no extra costs!.
LocalBini is the go-to platform for cultural, fun and unique City Experiences across Europe with Locals. It is like “UBER” but for tours with verified locals.
From a secret boutique shopping Experience with a gemologist to wine-tasting with an expert sommelier, LocalBini.com features authentic city Experiences that people can book based on their interests (eg. architecture, foodie, nightlife, history etc.).
All Experiences offered on the platform are one-of-a-kind. They are created by private Locals who are selected through an extensive recruitment process.
Locals are free to create any kind of Experience they want, based on their interests and passion.. .
Guide Base Ltd
Guide Base enables its users to find and book qualified outdoor instructors and mountain guides online. It aims to modernize the mountain guiding industry by allowing mountain guides to manage their own bookings and communicate with their clients directly over the Guide Base.comweb interface.
Guide Base was launched in April 2020. .
Flyion is a blockchain-powered flight insurance company that invents a new way to deal with travel disruption for leisure and business. It combines cutting-edge technology to trim costs and bring simplicity to travelers.
The company’s predictive machine learning algorithms allow to make an informed decision on whether to protect a flight. The blockchain infrastructure enables fast, automated, and instant policy refunds.
Flyion flight delay insurance solution combines blockchain technology and intuitive UX to offer transparent policies, eliminate the painful process of filing claims, and bring instant payments automation direct to clients. It provides a cashless journey by embracing e-wallets and the newest forms of digital payments that younger demographics expect from a disruptive insurance product.
They analyze millions of flight delay patterns to forecast the chance of disruption and offer the most affordable prices. Flyion was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in.
Bat2go is a ‘network’ of charging points that allows users to keep their mobile devices always with battery, without limitation of mobility. In a world where mobile is the extension of our hand …
we cannot afford to run out of battery. With the bat2go app you can find thousands of batteries spread throughout the city: bars, museums, stadiums, discos, restaurants, shops …
Find your nearest station, release your battery and return it to any other station. Forget about panicking every time you run out of battery power! Charge while moving and don’t miss anything you don’t want to miss!.
DynAmaze offers remaining tickets of leisure providers. We use dynamic prices, which are constantly adjusted according to current demand and current supply.
This saves end customers money with every booking and, thanks to our completely digital solution, also time. Partner providers optimize their occupancy rate and gain new customers through dynamic prices.
All in all, dynAmaze creates a win-win situation on both sides. By using the capacities of the providers more efficiently, dynAmaze also ensures a more sustainable use of the providers’ resources..
Covid-19 is forcing us to stay home, but also giving us an opportunity to rethink how we travel. Make a new normal.
Tripdoodler is an online travel planning tool, empowering global travelers to collect, plan, and share their personal and unique travel plans. Our sustainability algorithm helps travelers to do so more sustainably – one decision at a time.
Tripdoodler builds the world’s first community for travel plans – created by travelers for travelers.. .
shareDreams is an augmented reality application started as a travel blog and map of bookmarks by Thiago Baraldi in 2020, and soon turned into a geo-location web app. My network of friends and business partners contributes constantly, so I use “we” a lot when talking about this platform.
It curates and delivers urban, regional, outdoors, travel, cultural, weekly news and local listings content that’s relevant near you, based on your location. It’s a local guide for the whole world.
Try https://sharedreamsapp.com/ on your phone with GPS enabled. How does shareDreams plan to make money? Directly from working with you, dear local reader or business.
You can: Sponsor a geo-spatial listing on shareDreams (ideal for local businesses and events, free for non-profits if approved) Support this site Use the web app for free and tell your friends and family you love it, it helps a lot! shareDreams will NOT do certain things: We’ll never put the web app behind a paywall We’ll never show fewer places in the free web version We’ll never show sponsored listings without marking them up front with [SPONSOR] We’ll never show you more than 10% sponsored listings (1 out of 10) in any given view We’ll never hide our bias – this is a liberal-leaning, alternative, social justice-championing editorial augmented reality publication, and we take a stance when we feel we must.. .
Triptomize is a digital platform where you can book custom itineraries from anyone or anything you see online. Imagine a Pinterest for travelers to instantly book, share, and collaborate travel plans.
We built Triptomize to solve two core problems: 1) Simplify the social aspect of travel planning 2) Find a way to let everyone turn their travel experiences into passive income. .
Afriktrip is an online marketplace for tours & activities to do in Africa. Founded in Feb 2020, we make it easy for travelers to find and book tours, activities, and things to do across the 54 countries in Africa.
Our mission is to take Africa to the world and bring the world back to Africa through the use of technology and tourism.. .
ANVATREK EOOD is a small family-run company that runs Camotrek.com. At Camotrek, we love backpacking and are passionate outdoorsmen.
We know how important it is to use reliable outdoor gear that lives up to our expectations. We also know that often skills are at least as important as the equipment.
Camotrek was created to inspire our readers and give them the right tools to explore the outdoors. This site is a free resource to help everyone plan out many unforgettable adventures.
Every journey begins with a single step…. .
Winwinly has the ambition to shake up current practices of purchasing airline tickets by encouraging consumers to rethink their way of traveling : anticipate, be more flexible and pay less. By leveraging the flexibility of Early bookers, we help airline companies better forecast demand and optimize the Passenger Load Factor.
The same airline companies can provide potential travelers with competitive prices by moving flexible passengers from high value to low value flight prior to departure. Our vision revolves around a win-win deal for airline companies and flexible travelers.
Winwinly is an innovative marketplace that allows flexible early bookers to travel cheaper.. .
Femme Fatale is on the mission to become the number 1 female forward concept store. To achieve this goal, we focus on continuously offering high-quality and unique products.
Femme Fatale aims to transform the industry by implementing 100% transparent and ethical processes from sourcing to end-delivery. We envision sustainability as much more than a marketing word.
It defines our actions and commitment. Our mission? Giving back to people and Mother Earth.
Our garments and accessories either organic, recycled or upcycled, made with love and dedication. We exclusively work with women-led sustainable brands that respect international labour standards and ensure fair and safe working environments..
Wanderly is an online travel resource that provides interest-based city guides to travelers and locals. Users browse spots within a city by interest, favoriting the ones that appeal to them in order to create their own personalized itinerary.
For travelers, or locals who want to uncover a little more of their city, Wanderly provides a fast and easy way to plan their explorations.. .
Life is better with friends. But organising them to do something can be a nightmare of constant searching and herding cats! That’s why we’re building MOXI, the AI butler for your social life.
A personal concierge chatbot in your favourite messaging app, Facebook Messenger, Whatsapp, Telegram or Slack. It delivers experiences that you and your friends will enjoy, at a time that suits, and organises everyone for you.
It sorts all the money stuff as well with integrated group payments. And, there’s no download required.
WeWork Labs since June 2019.. .
The name says it all! We’re the best, hey we’re the ONLY full-service fly Fishing company in beautiful Jupiter, FL. It is the northernmost town in Palm Beach County.
In the Jupiter town, you can catch the various variety of fish like Snook, Tarpon, Jacks, Bluefish, Ladyfish. You can visit Loxahatchee River estuary, nearshore wrecks and reefs, and the Jupiter Inlet to fulfill your fly fishing adventure.
We offer reviews of fly rods, reels and other fly fishing gears as per our personal experience with the products. Our shop staff is eager to help you whether it be finding flies, clothing, gear, or booking a trip..
Fortune Tours is a professionally run package tour operator functioning under the Indian Company’s Act. Fortune Tours hold leadership in India, Asia and Europe with capability of handling hundreds of zealous travellers every day for every location.
For the last 9 years, Fortune Tours’s dedicated teams have provided cost effective tours throughout India and abroad to suit the traveller’s requirements and desires. Fortune Tours expertise lies in conducting packaged tours to all popular Indian and International destinations.
Fortune Tours specialize in providing the entire gamut of travel-related services under one roof.. .
Velruso is a fitness app, aiming to bring together users with the brands they love. Users will be able to upload their workout activities to complete challenges, which are then rewarded in discounts with the brand partners.
The users are motivated to workout to get discount on their favourite brands, whilst the brands benefit by gaining access to new and wider markets.. .
Mysteria is an artist-run interactive immersive art experience. Local artists create breathtaking multimedia installations that are immersive, mesmerizing, and interactive.
Based on the opportunity for a new kind of experience, MYSTERIA provides a visceral, adventure-like fantasy space for those living or traveling in/around Louisville, Kentucky.. .
Lunavoy Inc. is disrupting the tourism space with its artificial intelligence powered online marketplace that personalizes touristic activities to each traveler’s profile and travelers among themselves.
Essentially, we are a one-stop shop for millennial and gen z travelers to experience unique local travel activities in a group with other like-minded travelers at a discounted price.. .
NoHalt is revolutionizing the lifestyle landscape by enabling YOU to discover and experience the world around you quickly, and book expert-curated experiences that deliver the best services from restaurants, to nightclubs, to events. NoHalt makes it smooth and seamless for you to get lost in the world around.
If you struggle to find tables last minute and hate waiting in line to get in everywhere you go? Every day, you’ll see available tables at hidden gems, trendy hotspots, and Michelin-starred experiences. We handpick a short list of skills for YOU, allowing you to reserve those hard to book spots in seconds.
A groundbreaking digital platform from ThisIndulge, connecting users with extraordinary bookable experiences on demand to amend our members to live extraordinary lives. NoHalt guarantees the best available rates, and partners with the world’s most stylish and desirable skills to create a direct dialogue with relevant members and drive bookings..