Mews raises $110M to accelerate hospitality cloud technology

Mews, a cloud-based software company that provides property management products and services to the hospitality industry, has raised fresh funding of $110 million. The round was led by existing investor Kinnevik, alongside Revaia, Goldman Sachs Alternatives, Notion Capital and new investor LGVP. The new funding values the company at $1.2 billion.

The funding follows a year of significant growth. In the last year, Mews has achieved:

  • A more than 60% increase in revenue year-on-year, crossing $100 million in annualized net revenue
  • A significant increase in gross payment volume to more than $8 billion
  • More than 16 million annual check-ins at hotels worldwide
  • More than 1,000 integrations with hospitality’s best technology in its marketplace
  • Three new acquisitions (Frontdesk Anywhere, Hotello and Nomi), taking the total number of hospitality companies acquired by Mews to eight

The latest investment bolsters the financial standing of Mews as it sets itself up for major growth, according to the company. The funding will see Mews prioritize its global expansion, research and development and acquisitions, enabling hospitality organizations to accelerate their digital transformation.

Richard Valtr, an ex-hotelier, founded Mews in 2012 while building a hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. Today, more than 350,000 hospitality spaces are managed via Mews across 5,000 customers worldwide.

“We’re seeing a fundamental shift in the way the world’s leading hospitality brands are accelerating their digital transformation and reshaping the way they deliver hospitality,” said Valtr. “With this raise, we will continue to build industry-leading products with a world-class team behind us. In five years, the way that hospitality brands and guests interact with each other will be completely different, with Mews leading the way.”

Matt Welle, CEO, Mews, added, “This funding is a credit to the strength of our vision, the Mews team, our forward-thinking customers and committed investors who have helped us get to where we are today. As more hoteliers embrace modern technology, we have a huge opportunity to help them streamline their operations, build more profitable businesses and deliver personalized guest experiences. Mews is in a unique position to truly transform the industry.”

Akhil Chainwala, investment director, Kinnevik, commented, “Matt and Richard are building a product and a team that is redefining the hospitality industry. In the short period of time since our initial investment, Mews has outperformed our expectations as it moved into new geographies and segments. Now, we are excited to further back the team to help them realize their ambitions and accelerate even more quickly—especially to extend the platform’s combination of software and payments. We’re looking forward to continuing this journey with Mews and being a part of the transformation that is happening across the industry.”

Alexander Lippert, managing director, Growth Equity, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, added, “Mews is making a transformative impact to support some of the most innovative hospitality brands around the world as cloud adoption accelerates across the $15.5 trillion global travel and tourism industry. With the increased demand for modern technology, Mews and its industry-leading platform is positioned to enable an even wider set of hospitality customers to transform their operations, diversify their revenue and improve the guest experience.”

The latest funding is in addition to the company’s $185 million investment round in December 2022, which was led by Kinnevik and the Growth Equity business within Goldman Sachs Asset Management.