Yesterday, travel startups HotelTonight and GetYourGuide announced major funding rounds, and both of the travel startups are now well into double-digit millions on the amounts they’ve raised so far — HotelTonight may soon even touch $100 million mark.

That gave us an idea to compile a list of all the biggest venture-funded startups currently in travel and we came up with this list of 31 companies, with the lowest cutoff of around $20 million.

Some observations:

  • Airbnb and Uber, never really billed as travel startups per se, are the two biggest venture-backed startups that exist now across tech, not just the travel tech sector.
  • Chinese car rental, sharing, and booking companies have raised huge amounts to compete on scale.
  • Russian booking companies have raised large amounts to compete in an especially competitive market.
  • In general, room sharing and car sharing requires lot of investment to build, disrupt, and compete.
  • Only four B2B startups are on this list. Surprisingly, two are aimed at the intersection of travel transactions and advertising/retargeting.
  • Hotel booking is where the big action is on the traditional online booking transactions side.
  • On the investors side, some of the active funds on the larger sized rounds include Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Accel Partners, and Goldman Sachs.
  • In the earlier stages, Crunchfund surprisingly is the most active in this list, with Ron Conway’s SV Angel investing alongside for most part. First Round Capital pops up on that list as well.
  • Concur is the only active strategic investor in travel’s biggest startups.
  • Almost all of the big startups in travel were started in the last five years.
RankCompanyFoundedHeadquartersTotal Amount RaisedMajor Investors
1Airbnb2008San Francisco, CA$326 MillionSequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst Partners, CrunchFund, Ashton Kutcher, Founders Fund, Greylock Partners, Jeff Bezos, Digital Sky Technologies
2Uber2009San Francisco, CA$307 MIllionTPG Growth, Google Ventures, Benchmark, Menlo Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, Goldman Sachs, Benchmark, CrunchFund, Founder Collective, First Round Capital
3eHi Car Rental2006Shanghai, CHN$265 MillionCtrip, Goldman Sachs, CDH Ventures, QiMing Venture Partners, Ignition Partners
4Didi Dache2012Beijing, CHN$117 MillionCITIC Capital Holdings, Tencent Industry Win-Win Fund
5Kuaidadi2012Beijing, CHN$110 MillionAlibaba
6Foursquare2009New York City$106 MillionDFJ Growth, Smallcap World Fund, Andreessen Horowitz, Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, CrunchFund, SV Angel
7Wimdu2011Berlin$90 MillionKinnevik, Rocket Internet
8HotelTonight2010San Francisco, CA$80.7 Million + UndisclosedCoatue Management, GGV Capital, Battery Ventures, Accel Partners, US Venture Partners, First Round Capital
9Lyft2007San Francisco, CA$82.5 MillionAndreessen Horowitz, Founders Fund, Mayfield Fund, K9 Ventures, Floodgate, Ooga Labs
10Hailo2010London$77.1 MillionUnion Square Ventures, KDDI, Richard Branson, Phenomen Ventures, Accel Partners, Wellington Partners, Atomico
11Inspirato2011Denver, CO$65 MillionAmerican Express, DAG Ventures, Millennium, Institutional Venture Partners, Crunchfund, KPCB, Access Venture Partners
12YongChe2010Beijing, CHN$60 MillionCtrip, DCM
13HouseTrip2010London, UK$59.7 MillionAccel Partners, Index Ventures, Balderton Capital
14Sojern2007San Francisco, CA$45.7 millionTriangle Peak Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Trident Capital, Focus Ventures, Industry Ventures.
15Adara2005Mountain View, CA$44.1 MillionAugust Capital, Morgenthaler Ventures, ONSET Ventures, Thayer Ventures
16Room772010Mountain View, CA$43.8 MillionExpedia, Sutter Hill Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures, Concur Technologies, PAR Capital Ventures
17Hotel Urbano2011Rio, Brazil$40 Million Insight Venture Partners.
18Ostrovok2010Moscow, RUS$38.60 MillionGeneral Catalyst Partners, Frontier Ventures, Accel Partners, Yuri Milner
19Wego2005Singapore$36 MillionTiger Global Management, Crescent Group, Square Peg Capital, News Corp
20Siteminder2006Sydney, AUS$35 MillionTechnology Crossover Ventures, Bailador Investment Management
21Mafengwo2010Beijing , CHN$35 MillionQiMing Venture Partners, Capital Today
22Travel.ru2009St.Petersburg, RUS$31 MillionVEB Innovations, Mangrove Capital Partners, ABRT Venture Fund, Ventech
23Switchfly2003San Francisco, CA$34.8 MillionThayer Ventures, Azure Capital Partners, Canaan Partners, StarVest Partners
248Trip2012Suzhou, CHN$24.6 MillionVision Knight Capital, Softbank China, Venture Capital
25Yapta2007Seattle, WA$22.4 MillionConcur Technologies, Amadeus, Voyager Capital, Bay Partners, First Round Capital
26Hopper2007Montreal, CAN$21.7 MillionBrightspark Ventures, OMERS Ventures, Atlas Venture
27Zozi2007San Francisco, CA$21.3 MillionPritzker/Vlock Family Office, LaunchCapital, 500 Startups, Forerunner Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, PAR Capital Ventures
28GetYourGuide2009Zurich, Switzerland$20.5 MillionSunstone Capital, Spark Capital, PROfounders Capital, Highland Capital Partners
29Hipmunk2010San Francisco, CA$20.2 MillionInstitutional Venture Partners, Ignition Partners, Webb Investment Network
30Viator1995San Francisco, CA$20 MillionCarlyle Venture Partners, Technology Venture Partners
31Gogobot2010San Francisco, CA$19 MillionRedpoint Ventures, Battery Ventures, CrunchFund, Innovation Endeavors
Photo Credit: Airbnb is the most heavily funded travel startup of all.