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Each week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was $37.6 million.
Here are three companies that announced they raised funding this week, listed in order by the highest amount raised. See previous roundups here.
>>Via raised a $27 million Series B round from new investors 83North, Ervington Investments, Hearst Ventures and Pitango Venture Capital and existing investor Expansion Venture Capital, bringing the New York City-based ride-share startup’s total funding to $37.1 million.
Via is an on-demand ride-share app using luxury SUV vehicles. Users share rides with other passengers and pay $5 plus tax for rides in Manhattan. The company has launched in New York City with plans to expand to more cities this year.
>>Drivy raised a $8.6 million Series B round from new investors Via-ID and Bpifrance and existing investors Alven Capital and Index Ventures, bringing the Paris, France-based startup’s total funding to $18.7 million.
Drivy was founded in 2010 and is a peer-to-peer car rental marketplace in France, offering a selection of more than 26,000 personal and commercial vehicles with a user base of 500,000 people. Drivy also acquired Paris-based car rental company Buzzcar earlier this month.
>>Misterbnb raised a $2 million seed round from new investors 500 Startups,
Joel Simkhai, China Growth Capital, Lorenzo Thione and Chris Sinton.
Founded in San Francisco in 2013, Misterbnb helps LGBT travelers find gay-friendly accommodations around the world. The site averages 100,000 users and 15,000 listings in more than 130 countries. It also offers travelers promotions for local hotspots and LGBT insider tips for each destination.