Each week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was $29.9 million.
Here are four companies that announced they raised funding this week, listed in order by the highest amount raised. See previous roundups here.
>>Swirl Networks raised an $18 million Series C round from new investor Twitter Ventures and existing investors SoftBank Capital, Hearst Ventures and Longworth Venture Partners, bringing the Boston-based startup’s total funding to $32 million.
Founded in 2011, the company provides beacon technology to retailers to help with their consumer mobile marketing efforts. The company’s indoor location-based marketing platform can deliver targeted messages, content and offers to consumer smartphones while they shop in specific areas of a store.
Though the company doesn’t focus specifically on travel, travel brands have shown interest in beacons. Marriott was one of the first travel companies to deploy beacons last year and Miami International Airport also announced it will implement beacons as well.
>>Fever raised an $8.3 million Series A round from new investor Alex Zubillaga, bringing the New York City-based startup’s total funding to $11.3 million.
Fever is a mobile app providing travelers a curated and personalized list of local events based on user preferences. Founded in 2012, the app is currently available in New York, London and several cities in Spain.
>>Headout raised a $1.8 million seed round from more than 20 investors, including T5 Capital, 500 Startups and DreamIt Ventures.
Based in Mountain View, California, Headout is an on-demand mobile app helping travelers book same-day local experiences at discounted prices. So far the app only covers New York City and Las Vegas but the company plans to use the new funding to launch in more U.S. cities in the coming months.
>>Travefy raised a $1.8 million Series A round from new investor Invest Nebraska and existing investors Nebraska Angel Network, Linseed Capital, Invest Nebraska, Columbia Business School Lang Fund and Nebraska Global, bringing the Lincoln, Nebraska-based startup’s total funding to about $2.3 million.
Travefy helps groups plan trips together and offers a solution for large groups to share trip costs. The company says it offers more than eight million activities, restaurants, accommodations, flights and deals.