The leading indoor location platform in travel readies for growth in 2017 with Series A
SAN FRANCISCO–February 28, 2017–
LocusLabs, the leading indoor mapping & location platform in the travel industry, has announced a $3.5 million Series A round and has brought its indoor Street View-Like technology to over 70 airports worldwide. Investors in the round include SITA, the leading specialist in air transport communications and information technology, and Acorn Pacific Ventures of Silicon Valley.
LocusLabs’ platform launched in late 2015 and is already fueling millions of airport passenger experiences in over a dozen of the world’s largest airline and airport apps including American Airlines, United Airlines, Lufthansa, JetBlue and Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, and most recently launching with Delta’s FlyDelta app. The platform for mobile, web, and on-premise integrates a rich location experience into existing applications boasting 90 million combined downloads and growing.
LocusLabs knows from experience that mapping at scale inside venues is especially challenging because of the lack of GPS, and the fact that things change more frequently in indoor environments. LocusLabs has employed unique technology and expertise to tackle the problem. CEO and Co-Founder, Campbell Kennedy, led the startup team that developed the original Google Street View technology, and he’s brought a similar approach to LocusLabs for large indoor spaces. “Traditional mapping platforms like Google Maps do not address needs of everything going on inside venues and buildings. Indoor spaces are more about ‘things’ than places. LocusLabs brings indoor location down to the ‘things’ level,” said Kennedy.