Skyscanner founders back CodeBase start-up

Skyscanner founders back CodeBase start-up

CodeBase’s mission to build a new generation of tech companies continues to deliver after the three founders of Skyscanner threw their weight behind one of its most promising start-ups.

Skyscanner co-founders Bonamy Grimes, Barry Smith and Gareth Williams have all chosen to invest in Decidz, an app which helps people organise getting together with friends and family.

Accessible via any web browser or using the new iOS and Android apps, CodeBase-based Decidz' mission is to help friends get together - in a hassle-free and fun way.

The Skyscanner team were impressed by the apps ability to differentiate in the market which boasts an estimated 100 million plus monthly users and is dominated by a small handful of global players.

Whereas other apps offer simply an organising or scheduling tool, Decidz has a strong emphasis on lifestyle and provides a social platform for friends to chat, make event suggestions then agree the specifics.  

Decidz co-founder and CEO, Tom Williams, said: "We think the scheduling space is missing a trick and we're developing a product better designed to fit the user's lifestyle rather than being just another tool.

“Decidz is less about calendar management and more about creating a conversation that leads to people doing more together."

Bonamy Grimes, Skyscanner co-founder and non-executive director of Decidz, added: "We're excited at the opportunity for Decidz to become a go-to app with the ability to transform how people organise their social activity in the 21st century.

“They have a small, but world-class team in place with the support of quality investors and advisers and we're all pointed in the right direction when it comes to the potential of the product and its scalability."

Having built a user base with critical mass in the UK, the team plans to secure further funding rounds to accelerate the growth strategy and scale including in the fast-growing markets of Asia-Pacificand the Americas.

Decidz, which currently employs 10 people, was founded in July 2015 and recently secured its first round of funding from UK and international investors.