Worldwide journey is slowly opening up once more, however that additionally means enterprise and leisure vacationers alike will as soon as once more have to consider visa restrictions as they take to the air. No one has ever loved the method of making use of for a visa, however Atlys guarantees to take the effort out of the method. The corporate in the present day introduced that it has raised a $4.25 million seed funding spherical led by Andreessen Horowitz. Pinterest co-founders Ben Silbermann and Evan Sharp additionally participated on this spherical, along with The Chainsmokers’ Mantis VC (sure, these Chainsmokers), Lengthy Journey Ventures, South Park Commons Fund and Ari Emanuel’s Endeavor.
Atlys argues that it could actually take vacationers as much as 13 hours to work by means of the visa course of for numerous nations — and that’s with out making an attempt to determine the ever-changing COVID testing and vaccination necessities. Whereas most enterprise vacationers work with businesses that pace up this course of by fairly a bit, particularly for repeat functions, Atlys guarantees to convey the method down to 5 minutes.
Utilizing the corporate’s iPhone app, vacationers reply a couple of questions on their travels (the place you might be, the place you’re going, why you might be touring, and so on.) and scan their paperwork. There are some sensible integrations right here, too, with the power to take passport photographs after which choose them up at Walgreens (or get supply) or to ask your supervisor for a letter of employment signed by means of DocuSign.
Pricing will depend on the place you might be and the place you’re going, nevertheless it tops out at about $50.
The corporate was based by Mohak Nahta, who got here to the U.S. as an immigrant himself. “I’m thrilled to have such an unimaginable group of buyers supporting Atlys and our mission,” he stated. “It’s with their invaluable expertise and steerage that can propel us additional in our quest to simplify journey and create a seamless course of for all.”
The corporate plans to make use of the brand new funding to construct out its group and increase its protection throughout extra nation pairs.
“One of many issues we search for in founders is ‘founder-product match’, which means does the founder have a novel perception into the market or downside they’re making an attempt to resolve? As an immigrant myself, I instantly appreciated how deeply and personally Mohak additionally understood the cumbersome visa course of, and the way he was leveraging his insights to construct Atlys,” stated Sriram Krishnan, common companion at Andreessen Horowitz. “The magic of Atlys lies in its capability to attach many disparate programs behind the scenes, whereas providing a easy, streamlined end-customer expertise.”