secures £2m financing from Silicon Valley Bank secures £2m financing from Silicon Valley Bank

Leeds-based firm to invest in sales and marketing

Holiday price comparison site has secured £2 million in financing from Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) which backs innovative businesses, enterprises and investors.

The money will be used to fuel further growth at the Leeds-based firm and invest in sales and marketing to boost its online and offline customer awareness. said it “expects to invest in its team with further hires following Simon Lloyd’s recent appointment as chief marketing officer. keeps things simple with new peaks marketing campaign appoints new marketing chief and board member named Brand of the Year in 2019 Travolution Awards

The firm also recently appointed Elliot Muscant, co-founder and managing partner of marketing agency Open Partners and former chief executive of Dentsu Aegis and managing director of MediaVest Manchester, as non-executive advisor.

The partnership with is part of SVB UK’s commitment and to growing its presence as a key financial partner for innovative businesses in the north of England.

Richard Singer, chief executive, said: “Silicon Valley Bank has supported our growth plans and vision and we are pleased to announce this facility today to help make the best loved brand for UK holidaymakers.”

Richard Faulkner, managing director at SVB’s UK Branch, added: “We’ve enjoyed working with and it has been great to be able to support them on this impressive journey of rapid growth and brand recognition. We look forward to a continued partnership with Richard and the rest of the team.”