Gypsee Travel

Gypsee is a membership based travel lifestyle brand. Simply choose your adventure, invite your friends, and we’ll handle the rest. Gypsee’s mission is to create a world where the globe is within our reach. To create a community that makes travel accessible, free of hassle, and open to all who seek adventure. Complete with flights, accommodation, an in-app travel guide, and a curated list of activities. This is Gypsee – your hassle-free connect to the world.

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Progress: 40 %

Funding Raised

$4,090.08

Funding Goal

$10,000-$250,000

Days Remaining

45 Days

Gypsee Travel

Gypsee is a membership based travel lifestyle brand. Simply choose your adventure, invite your friends, and we’ll handle the rest. Gypsee’s mission is to create a world where the globe is within our reach. To create a community that makes travel accessible, free of hassle, and open to all who seek adventure. Complete with flights, accommodation, an in-app travel guide, and a curated list of activities. This is Gypsee – your hassle-free connect to the world.

Progress: 40 %

Funding Raised

$4,090.08

Funding Goal

$10,000-$250,000

Days Remaining

45 Days

Business Description

Gypsee is a membership based travel lifestyle brand. Simply choose your adventure, invite your friends, and we’ll handle the rest.

Gypsee’s mission is to create a world where the globe is within our reach. To create a community that makes travel accessible, free of hassle, and open to all who seek adventure. Our world is unique and full of beauty. We exist to bring this to you, to maximize the human experience through travel. This is Gypsee– your hassle-free connect to the world.

Starting at $120/month, your membership with Gypsee unlocks 3 trips a year to 20+ destinations worldwide. Simply select your membership plan, pick a destination, select your dates, and you’re set. Invite your friends by tapping “join a trip” or go solo! We arrange the flights, accommodation for you and also provide an in-app detailed travel guide for each destination, complete with a curated list of activities. This is travel simplified.

This is Travel Simplified

​​No more stress, no time loss, no more endless research for deals or promos, no more collecting money from friends, splitting bills, or splintering headaches. This is how travel should be.

We do the Planning, You do the “Play”

Pick a destination, select your dates, and you’re set. Invite your friends with one simple click, or go solo! We arrange the flights, accommodation for you.

Your Virtual Vacay Piggy Bank

Your Gypsee subscription functions as your personal travel savings account. Any money in your Gypsee account that is not committed to a trip is refundable.

Problem

Travel is an amazing experience for all. It is fun and enriching, however, planning your next getaway has always posed a challenge. We’ve all been there. The frustration from spending hours researching hotels and flight deals. How painstaking it can be to organize your friends… your partner.. your family… for this particular trip on this day, on these times, on this budget, with these activities, and this hotel… nevermind it’s canceled because money is now an issue. Honestly, planning a trip can be ridiculously exhausting. This is why we created Gypsee.

Solution

Instead of spending 10-20 hours doing needless research for the best hotel and flight deals across various booking sites, experiencing the headache that comes when organizing times, dates, activities, and money with friends, and trying to come up with the means to save money on your own for travel, Gypsee handles this all for you.

​​Imagine opening your phone and booking a trip to Bali, Tulum, Las Vegas, or Iceland with 5 of your friends in under 30 seconds– complete with your hotels, flights, travel guides, and suggested activities included packaged together as your personal travel fund.

Gypsee is the only company that handles these logistics and provides a travel escrow fund for you. And it’s complete with a seamless experience for inviting as many friends as you want with a single click.

Over 20 destinations, 4 days, 3 nights, 3 times a year starting at $120/month. This is the new age of adventure travel. Where travel is streamlined and hassle-free. Built for wanderlust generations, Millennials and Gen Z alike.

Business Model

Gypsee offers affordable packages to accommodate all types of travelers.

For $120 / Month, your Gypsee membership ensures you:

3 destination getaways every year (3 domestic, 2 international)
Each trip is 3 days, 2 nights
Flights (economy) and accommodations (hostel/co-living accommodations) included

For $200 / Month, your Gypsee membership ensures you:

3 destination getaways every year (3 domestic, 2 international)
Domestic Trips are 4 days, 3 nights
International Trips are 5 days, 4 nights for international only
Flights (economy class) and hotel with 3.5+ star accommodations and higher included
1 paid activity included

For $600 / Month your Gypsee membership ensures you:

3 destination getaways every year
Each trip is 5 days, 4 nights
Flights (business/first class) and hotel (4.5+ star accommodations and higher, Villas/Condos available) included
2 paid activity included

We provide an in-app detailed travel guide for each destination, complete with a curated list of activities. Note: your Gypsee membership is also your personal travel savings account. Therefore, your money is yours. Any unused trips guarantees you your money back and you can cancel your Gypsee membership at any time.

Traction & Customers

We are currently in beta. We went live 2 months ago with zero marketing and are already at $3,000 of monthly membership revenue, growing at 22% month over month.

Investors

We have currently raised $151k from friends and family. We are pitching weekly and speaking to numerous investors to secure an additional $500k for 5% equity.

Terms

This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Gypsee Inc.. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by October 31st, 2021 at 11:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Gypsee Inc may issue additional securities to raise up to $250,000, the offering’s maximum. The Company is offering up to 883,571 shares of Common Stock at $0.28 per share.

Dividend Rights

Holder of Common Stock are entitled to receive dividends, as may be declared from time to time by the board of directors out of legally available funds. We have never declared or paid cash dividends on any of our capital stock and currently do not anticipate paying any cash dividends after this offering or in the foreseeable future

Voting Rights and Proxy

Common stockholders are entitled to one vote for each share of Common Stock held at all meetings of stockholders. The subscription agreement that investors will execute in connection with this offering grants an irrevocable proxy to the Company’s CEO to (i) vote all securities held of record by the investor (including any shares of the Company’s capital stock that the investor may acquire in the future), (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any written consent, instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate at the CEO’s complete discretion, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy will survive the death, incompetency and disability of an individual investor and, if an investor is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the investor or any other entity holding the shares of Common Stock. The proxy will also be binding upon the heirs, estate, executors, personal representatives, successors and assigns of an investor (including any transferee of the investor). Any transferee of the investor becomes party to the subscription agreement and must agree to be bound by the terms of the proxy. The proxy will terminate upon the earlier of the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act covering the offer and sale of Common Stock, the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Exchange Act covering the Common Stock or five years from the date of execution of the subscription agreement. The full subscription agreement appears as an Exhibit H to this Offering Memorandum.

Right to Receive Liquidation Distributions

In the event of our liquidation, dissolution, or winding up, after the payment of all of our debts and other liabilities, and the satisfaction of the liquidation preferences granted to the holders of preferred stock should any be issued in the future, the holders of Common Stock and the holders of preferred stock will be entitled to share ratably in the net assets legally available for distribution to stockholders.

Additional Rights and Preferences

Holders of Common Stock have no preemptive, conversion, anti-dilution or other rights, and there are no redemptive or sinking fund provisions application to Common Stock.

Risks

See Offering Statement; A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment.
In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature.
These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.

Neither PicMii Crowdfunding nor any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, or agents shall have any liability whatsoever arising from any error or incompleteness of fact or opinion in, or lack of care in the preparation or publication of, the materials and communication herein or the terms or valuation of any securities offering.

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or future financial performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the company’s control and which could, and likely will materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects the current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. No obligation exists to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Security Type:

Equity Security

Price Per Share

$0.28

Shares For Sale

883,571

Post Money Valuation:

$5,000,000

Regulatory Exemption:

Regulation Crowdfunding – Section 4(a)(6)

Deadline:

October 31, 2021

Minimum Investment Amount:

$100

Target Offering Range:

$10,000-$250,000

*If the sum of the investment commitments does not equal or exceed the minimum offering amount at the offering deadline, no securities will be sold and investment commitments will be cancelled returned to investors.

Market Projection

The travel industry is enormous. 2.3 billion trips are booked per year by Americans alone. 476 million of those trips being 2+ people. During the pandemic, TSA checkpoint numbers decreased from 2.5 million per day to 700,000 per day. Yet, we are already back to 2.1 million per day! With the world opening up and eager marketplace (and the data to back it up), now is the perfect time for a membership based travel app.

Competition

While online travel agencies like Expedia, Priceline, and Kayak exist, none of these sites are designed for ease in planning. Rather, they price shopping sites that involve hours of research, making it all the more difficult when planning with multiple friends. There are high-end subscription service companies, however, this is exclusive to the extremely rich. And while they provide discounts, they do not handle the logistics for you.

Next, there is one competitor from Europe, our closest competitor. Unlike our high-end competitor, this one does handle logistics, however, unlike Gypsee, it doesn’t have seamless integration for group trips, there is no mobile app, and it is only available in Europe.

Gypsee is the only company in this space that handles the logistics with a seamless experience for inviting as many friends as you want with a single click. Countless destinations, 4 days, 3 nights, 3 times a year for $199/month. We do the planning, so you can focus on the play.

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  • Gypsee is a membership based travel lifestyle brand. Simply choose your adventure, invite your friends, and we’ll handle the rest. Gypsee’s mission is to create a world where the globe is within our reach. To create a community that makes travel accessible, free of hassle, and open to all who seek adventure. Our world is unique and full of beauty. We exist to bring this to you, to maximize the human experience through travel. This is Gypsee– your hassle-free connect to the world. Starting at $120/month, your membership with Gypsee unlocks 3 trips a year to 20+ destinations worldwide. Simply select your membership plan, pick a destination, select your dates, and you’re set. Invite your friends by tapping “join a trip” or go solo! We arrange the flights, accommodation for you and also provide an in-app detailed travel guide for each destination, complete with a curated list of activities. This is travel simplified.

    This is Travel Simplified

    ​​No more stress, no time loss, no more endless research for deals or promos, no more collecting money from friends, splitting bills, or splintering headaches. This is how travel should be.

    We do the Planning, You do the “Play”

    Pick a destination, select your dates, and you’re set. Invite your friends with one simple click, or go solo! We arrange the flights, accommodation for you.

    Your Virtual Vacay Piggy Bank

    Your Gypsee subscription functions as your personal travel savings account. Any money in your Gypsee account that is not committed to a trip is refundable.
Hi Andrew,
This seems like a great concept but the pitch lacks information. What is your revenue model? I understand there are subscriptions but if you (See more) refund unused money, how do you make money? Right now it's word of mouth but how do you intend to promote yourself? What are your expansion plans? I'm sorry for asking so many questions but the information provided is threadbare!
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Hello everyone, if you have any questions, please ask us!
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What is current valuation or market cap for Gypsee Travel?
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Andrew Thompson Hey Kevin, great question. The valuation is set to 5 million post-money. Let us know if you have any other questions. PicMii just added it to the sidebar for us just now. Thank you!
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Andrew Thompson
Founder and CEO
BackgroundThe embodiment of the “serial entrepreneur”, Andrew Thompson takes on this title with stride. Coupled with his background in programming, Andrew created the first Myspace profile editor ever in 2005, MySpaceSupport.com, receiving over 1 million visitors per day, with a successful acquisition in 2007 for 2.5 million. From 2011 to 2014, Andrew switched things up a bit, transferring his focus onto Blockchain technology. He developed a handful of “mini-projects” surrounding Blockchain and Bitcoin, investing about $10,000 into Bitcoin back in 2011. The year 2016 called for the next entrepreneurial venture. Andrew took on the role as the CTO of Evolve Fitness from 2016 to 2019 in which he helped raise 1.3 million for the company while managing an eight-person team. Evolve Fitness peaked at about 8,000 paying subscribers with an MRR of ~$120k and 200,000 free accounts with the company being featured on Apple’s first-ever TV Show ‘Planet of the Apps,’ where Jessica Alba mentored the team through the entire 3-month process on the TV Show. And then came Gypsee. Due to his extensive experience in founding, running, and marketing successful businesses, Andrew decided it was finally the time to see out his passion project. He has been working full-time on Gypsee since March 2020.

Atlás Blake
COO
BackgroundAltas Blake is a 3x founder with the desire to maximize, ”The Human Experience Through Curiosity, Creativity & Community.” As a graduate of both The Art Institute of California, Orange County (B.S in Industrial design) and General Assembly (for User Experience design), Atlas has used his studies to assist in launching numerous companies within the niche of hardware and software. He found himself working at Design Faktion, a full-scale product design firm specializing in the designing, engineering, and manufacturing of products, as well as the cannabis industry. His most recent venture involved assisting in the launch of Haven Co-Living, a wellness community located in Venice, CA. With a community that spanned 176 people, 6 homes, and two properties ($10 Million total property value), Haven Co-Living grossed over $176,000 in monthly revenue with a $10 Million total property value. Atlas joined the Gypsee team in May 2021 as co-founder and COO. His seven years of experience and expertise in tech startups, app design, biz dev, and networking, have primed Atlas to take on such senior roles.

Sriram Anne
Lead Android Engineer
BackgroundSriram Anne is one of the founding members of Gypsee, joining the team in June 2020 as the lead Android engineer. He completed his undergraduate education in India, later working as a systems engineer at the retail company Macy’s upon graduation. After gaining industry experience, Sriram decided it was time to go back to school to pursue his graduate education– to which he earned his master’s degree in computer science at Georgia Tech (all while working a full-time job and tutoring math and science to high schoolers). During his studies, Sriram took on the role at NCR as the lead full-stack engineer for the Point of sale division, working with industry giants such as KFC and McDonalds. He is now working as a senior application developer with ADP. In his free time, Sriram enjoys writing his own libraries for various programming languages and frameworks.

Alex Donley
Lead Web Engineer
BackgroundAlex Donley is a graduate of James Madison University, earning his degree in engineering. With his extensive experience in web and software development, Alex has aided in the transformation of several companies– working for Cvent to develop software and now Capital One. Joining the team back in July 2020, Alex is one of the founding members of Gypsee.

Brittany Healey
Travel Expert
BackgroundBrit Healey is a graduate of the American University of Paris, holding a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics. After visiting over 35 countries (and alongside her 6 years of experience in sales, leisure, and business trip planning), Brit specializes in crafting​ ​custom-made itineraries​ as well as round-the-world/multi-destination trip planning. She is a ​Top Rated Freelancer on Upwork and is now working as an international leisure travel agent as the founder of the bucket list travel agency, Global Nomad. She has booked over 500+ trips for individuals across the globe since its conception in 2015! Brit joined the Gypsee team back in May 2020. Her Previous roles include Head of Audience Development, US Deal Hunter & Editor, and Luxury Travel Concierge.

Naja Wade
Lead UX Copywriter
BackgroundNaja Wade is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she focused her studies in rhetoric, UX, and French. She is now a digital nomad and freelance UX writer, content designer, and content writer– working and traveling full-time over the past 3 years. As a Top Rated Freelancer on Upwork, her clientele spans across the globe, partnering with agencies such as Casual Sushi, Smart Boost, Rooms & Words, as well as tech, health, and sustainable brands such as Webflow, Skiin, Riva Health, Idega Outside, ICC Austin, BFF, and more. Naja has been a part of the Gypsee team as of July 2021, finding that the brand aligned with her wanderlust lifestyle.

Zach Eichler
Head of Product Design
BackgroundZach is currently a student at Concordia University in Montreal, majoring in Business and Computer Science. In just a few short years, Zach quickly entered into the ranks as a Top-Level designer on 99Designs, collaborating on projects with millions of downloads. With his experience lying in freelance product design and consultation for well-established companies and early-stage start-ups alike, Zach uses his background in computer science and business along with his passion for design to ideate and build incredible products.

Legal Company Name

Gypsee Travel

Location

275 E Hillcrest Drive
Suite 160-205
Thousand Oaks, California 91360

Number of Employees

10

Incorporation Type

C-Corp

State of Incorporation

Delaware

Date Founded

February 1, 2019

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