Tours and activities startups are having a renaissance of sorts and Zozi is the latest proof of that.
Each week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was about $60 million.
Here are four companies that announced they raised funding this week, listed in order by the highest amount raised. See previous roundups here.
>>Zozi raised a $30 million Series C round from new investors Richard Branson and Bridge Bank and existing investors Pritzker Vlock Ventures, Par Capital Ventures, 500 Startups, and Dolby Family Ventures. It brings the San Francisco-based startup’s total funding to $51.3 million.
Zozi is a reservation and payments platform and marketplace for tours and activities that uses its software to connect merchants with travelers looking for deals. Merchants pay Zozi a monthly subscription fee and travelers pay a transaction fee during the online booking process. The company plans to use its new funding to make its site more appealing to the millennial market.
>>SnapShot raised a $27.6 million Series B round from new investor Shiji Networks bringing the Berlin, Germany-based startup’s total funding to $29.8 million.
Founded in 2013, SnapShot is a consultancy firm for hotels to help them with revenue management, distribution, marketing and finance. The startup will use its new funding to launch a new hotel analytics platform and scale to more hotels around the world.
>>Splacer raised a $1.4 million Seed round from new investors Carmel Ventures, Cato Networks, Atrium, and Shaked Ventures.
Based in Tel Aviv, Israel the startup helps travelers list, discover and book short-term spaces to create unique event experiences during a business or leisure trip. Splacer charges space providers a 15% commission on each booking and charges a 10% commission on referrals for verified event service providers. Bookable spaces include lofts, art galleries and beach villas and the new funding will be used to expand to New York City.
>>Hundredrooms raised a $1.1 million Seed round from new investors Antai Venture Builder, Media Digital Ventures, Bankinter, and Inveready Technology Investment Group.
Founded in 2014 and based in Palma De Mallorca, Spain, Hundredrooms is a vacation rental metasearch platform for Spanish-speaking travelers. The startup plans to use the funding to focus on apartments managed by private individuals and to expand to more Spanish-speaking markets.
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