The pandemic has triggered more demand for contactless and staffless operations in the hospitality sector, and now H2O Hospitality, the unmanned hotel management company, has closed a $30 million round on the back of that boost.

The South Korea- and Japan-based startup automates front- and backend processes including accommodation reservation, room management and front desk duties, and it will be using the funds to continue expanding its business.

The Series C round (equivalent to about 34 billion won) is being led by Kakao Investment. Korea Development Bank (KDB), Gorilla Private Equity, Intervest and NICE Investment also participated. With Southeast Asia’s joint fund, Kejora-Intervest Growth Fund also joined in the round, a sign that H2O Hospitality will be focusing specifically on the Southeast Asian Market. H2O Hospitality previously raised a $7 million Series B round from Samsung Ventures, Stonebridge Ventures, IMM…

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