There are lots and lots of travel startups, and we cover many of them here at Skift. One question that fascinates us is where do these companies get started, and what’s the geographic spread?

That led to us digging into AngelList data on startups, and we came up with the first story in a series on the geographic spread of North American-based travel startups, and related data.

The top states/cities for travel startups in U.S. shouldn’t surprise: California and Silicon Valley still have the siren call for anyone trying to do a startup, and the travel sector is no different. Los Angeles has a surprisingly high number for not having any major large travel companies being based there, though it is a big tourism destination.

Some other observations:

  • Almost all of the 677 travel startups in the U.S. on this list are consumer startups.
  • About 46 percent of all travel startups are in the U.S.
  • About 50 percent of all travel startups on AngelList are started in North America.
  • Only 85 travel startups in the U.S. have raised $50K or above in funding.
  • About 28 percent of all travel startups in the U.S. get started in Silicon Valley area (including San Francisco).
  • About 17 percent of all travel startups in the U.S. are started in New York.
  • Only 36 companies in travel are at seed stage.
  • About 34 travel startups in the U.S. are working on iOS platform, according to AngelList.
  • About 52 startups are on Ruby-on-Rails platform.
Total Travel Startups: 1,488Total U.S. Travel startups: 677
U.S. State/CityNumber of Startups
California271
Silicon Valley (Includes SF)188
San Francisco137
New York118
Los Angeles45
Massachussets (Boston+Cambridge)28
Florida26
Texas25
Austin13
Chicago21
Colorado16
Seattle15
Washington DC15
Atlanta12
Pennyslyvania11
Las Vegas9
Oregon9
San Diego9
Miami7
Hawaii7
Portland6
Indiana6
Missouri6
North Carolina6
Michigan5
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Canada49
Toronto16
Montreal13
Vancouver6
Waterloo5
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Mexico6
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