In 2022, Operto Guest Technologies secured a $15 million Series A funding round led by FUSE, with follow-on investments from Watchfire Ventures, BlackPines Capital Partners, and a consortium of other investors.
Last year, the Vancouver-based hospitality technology pioneer followed up with a $34 million Series B led by Centana Growth Partners, with participation from Thayer Ventures, Derive Ventures, and more.
Then in November, the momentum of Operto was recognized by Deloitte Canada as one of just four B.C.-based Companies-to-Watch, a program which highlights emerging Canadian tech companies that exhibit strong growth and show potential to be a future candidate of the Technology Fast 50 ranking.
And Operto is a company-to-watch indeed; in additional to seemingly annual fundraising, the BC firm has also upheld a tradition of annual acquisitions.
Following the integration of US-based VRScheduler back in 2021, as well as of Spain’s STAYmyway last year, Operto this week unveiled the acquisition of DACK.
Based in Los Angeles, DACK is in the business of creating transformative guest experiences for the short-term rental, vacation rental, and boutique hotel sectors.
“This move is more than an acquisition,” believes Steve Davis, chief executive of Operto. “It’s a unification of two trailblazers, both dedicated to redefining the guest experience through seamless, innovative solutions.”
The proptech integration promises a unified platform capable of managing “every aspect of the guest journey, from booking to checkout, under one roof,” according to a statement from the company, with Operto’s commitment to comprehensive solutions aligning “perfectly” with DACK’s approach to guest engagement.
“Joining Operto isn’t just a milestone for DACK,” stated Colleen Mintzer, cofounder of the LA upstart. “It’s a leap forward for the industry.”
“We’re delighted to welcome DACK and its visionary team into the Operto family,” said Davis. “This merger symbolizes our vision to create moments that matter, powered by smart technology.”
The CEO says Operto is aiming to “redefine the relationship between properties and their guests, promising a future where every interaction is enhanced by intuitive, smart technology.”
“We’re crafting future guest experiences where every stay is transformed into a journey of seamless delight,” he stated.
Operto was founded in 2016.