London property management startup Mews has raised a $33 million Series B funding round, as it plans to export its hotel-focused software solution to the United States.
The round, led by Boston’s Battery Ventures, allows Mews to accelerate development of its Commander PMS system, which is already present in over a thousand properties in 45 countries. It will also provide the basis for a launch into the U.S. market, where Mews plans to open a New York City office.
Mews’ founder Richard Valtr, who created the company in 2012, will move to the U.S. as part of the foray, in which Battery Ventures partner Michael Brown joins the Mews board as an observer.
Since Mews outfitted its first hotel in Valtr’s native Prague in 2013, it has become a preferred tool for hospitality heads across the world, and has a staff of 250. It will face stiff competition for hotel dollars in the States, where competition like ALICE, and IBM-powered Go Moment have already made considerable headway.