LodgIQ Unveils Its Next-Generation Revenue Optimization Platform for Travel; Secures $5 Million in Seed Funding Led by Highgate Ventures

NYC-Based Startup Launches Industry-First Predictive Analytics and True Machine Learning Platform

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LodgIQ™, which is firmly committed to bringing the discipline of revenue optimization into the 21st century, today announced the official launch of the company and its platform. LodgIQ RM™ is a next-generation revenue optimization platform for the hospitality industry developed by seasoned travel executives and Silicon Valley technologists. The NYC startup has secured $5 million in seed funding led by Highgate Ventures, a venture capital platform focused on early stage technology investments in the hospitality industry, and Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm. LodgIQ™ has already made a significant investment in advanced machine learning platforms and data science.

Built around a multi-source big data eco-system, LodgIQ RM™ combines sophisticated machine learning with an intuitive and powerful user interface to deliver advanced recommendations and actionable analytics. The platform is designed to think, learn and morph with each user’s unique clickstream enabling the user to make optimal revenue decisions.

“The revenue optimization user community in travel has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade, and yet we have not seen the non-linear advances in technology that other industries have experienced,” said Ravneet Bhandari, CEO of LodgIQ™.  Bhandari, who brings over 20 years of domain expertise in leadership and advisory roles with top industry flags including Hyatt, Caesars Entertainment and Starwood Capital commented further: “Big data isn’t a buzzword – it’s a given. LodgIQ RM™ makes it instantly actionable through cognitive machine learning in an easy, intelligent and highly effective platform.”

The company has already secured its launch customer and will deploy its new platform at five prominent New York City hotel properties in February 2016.

“We remain very bullish on disruptive travel technology plays and believe that LodgIQ has the potential to quickly dominate the revenue optimization landscape,” added Vann Avedisian, Principal at Highgate Ventures. “The technology and design are unlike anything in the market.”

LodgIQ™ will allow limited access starting today. The platform will be available at ITB Berlin on March 9-13, 2016. To arrange a private demonstration, submit a request to showme@lodgiq.com. For more information visit www.LodgIQ.com

Media contact: North 6th Agency (for LodgIQ)
212-334-9753, lodgiq@n6a.com
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