Adventuro, a marketplace platform dedicated to adventure sports, has closed its latest funding round with the support of angel investment network Lifted Ventures. 

Founded in 2023, Adventuro has rapidly become a go-to platform for thrill-seekers looking to discover and book adrenaline-pumping activities, trips and equipment rentals. 

From skydiving and scuba diving to rock climbing and white-water rafting, Adventuro offers a diverse array of experiences, at every level, facilitated by trusted providers. 

Lifted Ventures has created a diverse investment community passionate about supporting female founders through capital, expertise and mentorship. Co-founded by Jordan Dargue and Helen Oldham – previously known as the joint leaders of the NorthInvest angel network, and co-founders of Fund Her North and Women Angels of the North – in September 2023, it has already helped to leverage over £2 million of investment into female founders via three deals.

It will seek to help Adventuro to expand its offerings, enhance its technological infrastructure and reach new markets.

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“We are thrilled to have closed a successful funding round with the support of Lifted Ventures,” said Kate Hawker, co-founder and COO of Adventuro. “The adventure sports industry is a very exciting space, and Adventuro is poised to be a real game-changer. 

“We are growing a community of people who love adventure sports as much as we do, and providing a space for those just starting out, as well as those who are looking to develop their skills and take up adventure sports coaching as a career.

“As a mixed founding team, we are delighted that working with Lifted Ventures on this raise has helped us to build a group of shareholders of which 42% are female – something quite rare in both the funding ecosystem, and the adventure sports industry.” 

Dargue added: “The passion, dedication and drive of the Adventuro team made this such an exciting deal to be involved in. Their vision was a key component in their ability to bring new and experienced angel investors onboard from our network. 

“We’re thrilled to have supported Kate and the team from beginning to end, and will continue to provide guidance during this exciting next phase.”

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