The developers of the diviac cloud-based digital dive logbook recently closed a second round of financing led by the StartAngels Network, a Swiss angel investor network.
A Switzerland-based startup company, diviac was founded in early 2013 by businessmen Joel Perrenoud and Thomas Achhorner. The two passionate scuba divers wanted to reinvent the way divers log their dive history, connect with each other, and research and book dive-related travel.
Eighteen months later, the fledgling company now has seven people located in three different countries, with thousands of registered users from more than 130 countries. Additionally, companies like Scubapro, ScubaBoard and Manta Reisen (Kuoni) have become partners.
When asked about the new round of funding, diviac co-founder and CEO Perrenoud said the company is “very happy with the actual funding, which gives us the means to fulfill our vision of bringing scuba diving into the digital age with a platform that seamlessly integrates Community, Logbook and Travel.”
Lead investor Norbert Zeller of the StartAngels Network says diviac “solves two key challenges for divers: identifying the best dive spots and dive resorts in a given region, and booking the desired dive travel package instantly online.”