Check-in Scan receives investment from Carlson Invest AB

Spain: Malaga-based registration mobile app startup Check-in Scan has received investment from Swedish management consultancy Carlson Invest AB.

The Airbnb phenomenon has revolutionised and disrupted the vacation rental marketplace, so much so, that many countries around the world are having to implement measures that will bring this flourishing industry into legal alignment with traditional hospitality, e.g. hotels, hostels, campings and so forth.

As an example, most vacation rentals around the world require a permit or licence, some countries collect tourist taxes and a lot of countries require collecting the guest IDs. Spain is one country where accommodation hosts have to fulfil five tasks for legal compliance or else face large fines for not reporting their guests to the authorities.

Check-in Scan CEO Ben Smith said: “When I discovered how painful and time consuming the process was for vacation rental owners and companies having to collect guest IDs, obtain a guest signature on an arrival form, report these guests into the police systems within 24 hours and keep an ongoing log book for three years, I realised there was a massive opportunity on the horizon for a mobile app that could fulfil this process in a simple Scan, Sign & Send workflow.”

The company has been making waves in the hospitality industry with enquiries received from around the world. It was also recently shortlisted at the inaugural Shortyz Awards in the best app / website solution category, which take place on Wednesday 11 March 2020.

Using the latest technology to scan the fields on the IDs in real time, the mobile app is currently processing 20 guests per second and has vacation rental properties, hotels, hostels and even camping’s and caravan parks on its client portfolio.

Carlson Invest AB owner Goran Carlson said: “We are extremely impressed with Check-in Scan ́s track record and potential for international growth, an investment was a no brainer after due diligence of course.”

This investment will be done parallel with Öhman Invest with the aim of taking Check-in Scan to the next level.

Carlson himself is also involved heavily as senior business advisor in Arctic Business, ranked one of Sweden’s top incubators and the world’s seventh best incubator affiliated to a university.

“We’re delighted to be able to work with Goran, right from day one he has provided valuable business advice, a passion for the business and we’re very excited for the future,” added Smith.

For more information, visit the Check-in Scan website here and the Carlson Invest AB website here.