The online marketplace Zozi, a lifestyle and travel service, launched as a daily deals site before changing direction to offer celebrity-backed tours and experiences. Zozi Gurus is a hand-selected team of accomplished and well-known individuals who lead small groups on once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
These tours include snowboarding with Travis Rice, cooking lessons with celebrity chef Michael Mina, training with Ironman champion Chris Lieto, kiteboarding with Susi Mai, climbing with elite climber Steph Davis, skiing with Olympian Jonny Moseley, and surfing with Big Wave surf champion Maya Gabeira.
Zozi is currently available in over twenty cities across the U.S. and Canada, with trips to many international destinations as well as products from outdoor brands. TechCrunch reports that Zozi recently raised $10 million in growth capital, which it plans to spend increasing its team of celebrity experts and the variety of local experiences, improving its technology, and expanding more into eCommerce.