Campground App, The Dyrt, Plans for Aggressive Growth After New Round of Funding

The Startup Plans to Double Team Size Following $11 Million Investment

Image Caption: The Dyrt co-founders Sarah Smith and Kevin Long (Photo Credit: The Dyrt)

Popular camping app and website The Dyrt has announced that it is preparing to double the size of its team following an influx of cash from investors. The Portland-based startup recently completed a successful Series B round of funding, raising more than $11 million in the process. Those funds will be used to aggressively grow The Dyrt’s staff, filling as many as 30 new positions within the organization.

The company is currently hiring for a wide variety of roles, including marketing, customer support, and app development. Many of the jobs are available to remote workers and offer competitive salaries, medical insurance, and paid time off. Additionally, the company pays employees to go camping, offering staff members $400 bonuses for using the app in the field and sharing detailed reports that help improve the user experience.

The Dyrt

Photo Credit: The Dyrt

The Dyrt originally launched in 2013 after co-founders Sarah Smith and Kevin Long became frustrated with searching for information about campsites on the internet. Their big idea was to create a crowd-sourced online resource for likeminded outdoor enthusiasts to share insights and tips for campgrounds across the U.S. Since its founding, over 4 million photos and reviews have been posted to the app and website, with information on more than 44,000 campgrounds around the country.

“Our mission has always been to make it easier for anyone anywhere in the US to go camping,” says Smith in a press release announcing the new round of funding. She adds that the additional cash will, “allow us to really scale up toward the realization of our vision.”

The Dyrt

Photo Credit: The Dyrt

One of the unique features of The Dyrt is that it has been built with all types of campers in mind. Available for both iOS and Android, the app takes an all-inclusive approach to camping, offering content for backpackers, car campers, RVers, and glampers alike.

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