June 13, 2022 New York, NY
Headout, home to the world’s most exceptional real-life experiences, announced its first ESOP liquidity program for all current and former Headouters without exception. More than 10 million guests from every country on the planet have headed out on one of the company’s many experiences and that’s only been possible because of the team. Given the company’s financial position and profitability, the buyback program is being funded with its balance sheet at the same valuation as the last round and will create liquidity for 104 Headouters.
“Today is the proudest day in my journey as a founder as we share Headout’s success with what makes us us – our people. We survived Covid and then thrived growing 600% this year to be the fastest growing experiences brand, all thanks to our team who believed in our operating value `Headout > I` and gave it their all. As we continue to grow our team, especially in the current climate, our employee-first ESOP program will continue to provide ownership and opportunities,” said Varun Khona, co-founder & CEO of Headout.
Recently, the company announced a $42 million Series B round and is profitable while growing fast – a rarity in the ecosystem. In 2022, the company is on track to grow by 1000% and go live in 125 cities. To achieve this, it aims to triple its team size and is hiring across all roles in its 8 offices globally. Of the 8, offices in London, Barcelona and Sydney opened this year and more are underway.
Headout’s workplace philosophy is to enable people to do their life’s most impactful work. As an extension of it, its world class ESOP program provides ownership to every single employee regardless of seniority and is granted at the time of joining, during appraisals and as rewards for performance. After all, one of the company’s operating values is
be an owner.
Headout (www.headout.com) is home to the world’s most exceptional real-life experiences. Its mission is to inspire people to see the world we live in by being the most seamless and the most delightful way to experience it. It serves 50 destinations around the world, has had more than 10 million people head out on its experiences and is available in 6 languages. For more information about Headout, please visit www.headout.com.