Tag: Startups

Lenoir takes the plunge, passes the CEO baton at Rezdy

Founder Simon Lenoir has made the big decision to step away from his day to day management responsibilities at Rezdy, handing the CEO reins to Chris Atkin, previously Chief Operating Officer. Lenoir, originally a software developer who has been working massive hours since starting the business in 2011, says he first thought of stepping back around […]

TripADeal founders sell majority stake to private equity

TripADeal founders Richard Johnston and Norm Black have ceded control of the business they founded in 2011, selling 55% of the company to BGH Capital, which is in the process of buying theme park operator Village Roadshow. Like so many travel companies, TripADeal, which describes itself as an “online travel agent offering bucket list experiences […]

Not so happy campers as new Youcamp owner Hipcamp levies hefty service fees

Youcamp, which pioneered the concept of camping on private land in Australia,  has been sold to US company Hipcamp, which in rapid succession has closed the site, migrated its content to the parent portal, rebranded it Hipcamp Australia and introduced a controversial customer service fee that can exceed 20 percent. Closing the Youcamp website has met […]