What’s Ground Control?
Ground Control is an invite only community of travel industry insiders.
Membership gets you access to the slack channel, a community of 100+ top travel industry insiders, 1-2 deal sourcing calls and 3-4 deal due diligence calls a month and the opportunity (but not the requirement) to put in as low as $1000 into each company we syndicate. Our members are interested in either investing or meeting each other and membership does NOT require any minimum investment.
You don’t need to be a member to be on this list, read the deal memos, and put money in, you just need to be on this list to get our updates!
Our mission is to help the travel industry build back post COVID and to support budding entrepreneurs by helping them break through the industry bureaucracy – if you have operated in this industry for a long time you understand that there isn’t just one old boy’s club in travel – there is a German tour operators old boy’s club, a UK traditional travel agency old boy’s club, a LATAM OTAs insider network, an Aviation old timer’s crew, a Corporate Buyers Club, a Corporate Ground Transportation buyers Club, a NYC Corporate Ground Transportation Buyers Club … and on and on.
But travel startups rarely fit squarely into one of these clubs and as a consequence it can be hard to figure out who you should be speaking to – after 10 years I still find out about big companies doing hundreds of millions in revenue every year that I hadn’t even heard of.
Ground Control is gathering the representatives from each of these old boy’s clubs who are committed to breaking down those barriers in one investment group. Together we’re backing the next generation of travel industry entrepreneurs.
Every month we are picking at least one company to invest in, and I’m happy to report we’ve completed our first investment – 23 investors invested small checks as low as $1,000 in a company that will be announced shortly.
If you’re interested in joining us, please apply here
– we’d love to hear from you and even if you don’t think you’d qualify, I encourage you to give it a go – we’d love to speak to anyone who shares our mission to break down barriers in travel.