Travel Internet service Onetwotrip.com and a half years after the establishment drew first investor. Phenomen Ventures Fund Falkovich Dmitri, who has spearheaded Mail.ru Group, has invested in the company $ 9 million
The deal “b” said Mr. Falkovich , is the founder and managing partner of Phenomen Ventures fund a $ 50 million investing in Onetwotrip about $ 9 million, the Fund received a minority stake, the amount of which was not disclosed. The funds raised will go to the campaign and to develop Onetwotrip. In particular, it is planned to launch in October, booking service, told the “Y”. Before that Onetwotrip received funds from venture capitalists, which were Hovhannes Poghosyan and personally Dmitry Falkovich, he said.
Rating Onetwotrip transacted with Phenomen Ventures was not disclosed. But the manager of the investment bank told “Kommersant” that Onetwotrip sought investment for the “assessment of $ 70 million to $ 100 million.” Source “b” considered that it “unreasonably high score,” lost interest in the asset.
Dmitry Falkovich responsible for strategy and investment internet incubator netBridge, founded in 1999, Yuri Milner. According to Mr. Falkovich, he was responsible for the purchases of Mail.ru and List.ru, which were later converted to Mail.ru Group. In April Dmitry Falkovich founded Phenomen Ventures. The volume of the fund $ 50 million, of which 20 million is already invested – in Onetwotrip, a Russian developer of computer graphics, as well as the American service mobile video advertising Virool.com
Service on-line ticket sales Onetwotrip.com launched in May 2011 by Peter cutis. Earlier, Mr. Cutis was one of the founders of the tourist site Anywayanyday.com, now it is the main competitor Onetwotrip, says Mr. Falkovich. Service is daily visited by 20 thousand unique visitors who subscribes to more than 3.5 thousand tickets. According to the company, in June 2012, the monthly turnover of $ 30 million, and for the year, this figure could reach $ 400 million Onetwotrip earns a commission from each ticket, which is 6-7% of its value, the source told “Kommersant “. Thus, the revenue share in June would be about $ 2 million, and by the end of 2012 – $ 24-28 million Earnings company did not disclose.
Profit Onetwotrip – is what remains after payment metapoiskovikam (summarize results of flight search on different search engines), said principal owner Anywayanyday.com Kirill Podolsky. According to his calculations, Onetwotrip pays 70% of the proceeds of such resources. Payments are much less argues Mr. Falkovich. Use metapoiskovikov causes that ticket service call “casual visitors,” continues Mr. Podolsky. Anywayanyday.com does not share revenue with metapoiskovikami, he said. According to him, in June, turnover exceeded that Anywayanyday.com Onetwotrip. Meanwhile Kirill Podolsky Onetwotrip recognizes its strongest competitor in the market, the evaluation service, according to his calculations, “not less than $ 70 million.” According to Comscore, in July, Onetwotrip had 157 thousand unique visitors from Russia, while Anywayanyday – 400 thousand
Russians are more likely to buy tickets online, this market is growing by 70% a year, says Dmitry Falkovich. According to him, in 2012, in Russia, the Internet will be sold tickets for $ 3 billion
Investors have taken note of the rapid growth of the Russian travel market. So, in February, VTB has invested $ 10 million in the online booking service hotels Oktogo.ru, estimated it at $ 30 million head of a business venture, “VTB Capital” Aydar Kaliev calls Onetwotrip “very interesting project, which showed a rapid growth trend.” However, the barriers to entry online ticket booking bit is very competitive, he warns.