From a bird shooting estate in France to over 6,000 destinations in over 163 countries.
The Eagle Review story began in 2015 at a bird shooting estate in France, run by Coen Stork. The idea came to Coen whilst he was organising a hunting trip for a group of friends. He found it impossible to easily locate any independent reviews about destinations and instead had to rely on a combination of local agents, magazines and word of mouth.
Coen and his friends sensed an opportunity; “We hadn’t found anyone really committed to providing an intuitive, transparent and independent review service for this niche market. The large review sites focussed on mass markets such as travel in general but not specifically hunting and fishing trips”.
After designing the first website, Coen was joined by Floris Stork, Francois Gilson, Tom Wynendaele and Stijn Verrept in respective marketing, content and technology roles.
Amongst it’s first investors was Thierry Geerts, Google Director, shortly followed by a 2nd investment round with an international group of guns and rods from Switzerland, Austria, United States, England, Belgium, Lebanon, France and The Netherlands. Then in 2017, Eagle Review secured financing from BPIfrance, a well known public investment bank and a trusted partner for entrepreneurs. BPIfrance finances businesses from the seed and start up phase to stock exchange listing, through loans, guarantees and equity.
The relentless quest to provide an intuitive, transparent and independent review service for the best global destinations is at the core of everything we do. Today, with more than 6,000+ destinations in over 163 countries, Eagle Review has been visited by over 3,000,000 guns and rods all over the world. It is the fastest growing international hunting, shooting and fishing community.
Coen and his friends now have no difficulty finding plenty of independent destination reviews before they plan their own trips...