WAYN (Where Are You Now?) is a travel & lifestyle based social network with over 20.4 million members worldwide.
WAYN aims to help its members fulfill their dreams by meeting like-minded people to do cool stuff with and by sharing their intentions and experiences with others. WAYN also allows users to keep tabs on the friends they've met around the world, and meet new ones as well based on things they have in common.
The idea for the site was hatched after founders Jerome Touze and Peter Ward returned from a backpacking tour across the world and wanted an easy way to keep in touch with the friends they'd met across the globe. WAYN competes with other travel-focused social networks and services like TripUp, HereOrThere, and TravelMuse.
The WAYN Founders have also launched a new dating site under the WAYN umbrella. WAYN Dating helps people find their match based on doing what they love.
Funding Rounds (3) - $11.41MUpdate
Current Team (4)Update
|Sep 21, 2016||TechCrunch - After a long journey, WAYN gets picked up by its dotcom-era brother, Lastminute.com|
|Feb 29, 2016||TNooz - Trekksoft fjords, SiteMinder gets IBC, Sabre signs EasyJet and Bangkok Airways, and more…|
|Feb 5, 2016||TNooz - Skyscanner networks with WAYN, Postbus stops at Distribusion, and more…|
|Nov 6, 2015||Business Insider Australia - Here are 58 tech startups that are on track to become Britain's next billion dollar companies|
|Apr 30, 2015||Tech City News - UK’s most successful entrepreneurs back Conservatives|
|Mar 27, 2015||PRNewswire UK All - WAYN.com Generates $168,000,000 of Tourism Spend in South Africa|
|Sep 19, 2013||VentureBurn - Social travel network WAYN marks 22-million registered travellers|
|Jun 18, 2013||TechCrunch - Nic Brisbourne Leaves DFJ Esprit To Help Forward Investment Partners “Double-Down” On VC Activity|
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