weekly_startup_funding

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 $13.2 million.
Here are three companies that announced they raised funding this week, listed in order by the highest amount raised. See previous roundups here.

>>Hometogo raised a $6.6 million Series A round from new investors Acton Capital Partners and DN Capital bringing the Berlin, Germany-based startup’s total funding to more than $8 million.

Hometogo is the meta-search engine for accommodations in 50 countries and 3000 popular regions. It compares vacation rental prices to booking sites like Booking.com and HomeAway and compares prices to more than 150 other sites.

>>Victor raised a $5 million Series A round from several private investors bringing the Santa Barbara, California-based startup’s total funding to $13 million.

Victor is a booking platform for private jets and discloses transaction fees, operator and aircraft details and has no hidden costs, surcharges or membership fees. Travelers have access to more than 7,000 aircraft reaching 40,000 airports worldwide and Victor provides instant price estimates by aircraft type and category.

The funding will be used for customer acquisition and scaling of the technology to meet growing demand. The company also recently acquired YoungJets, a boutique jet charter services provider.

>>trip4real raised a $1.6 million Seed round from the Spanish Ministry of Tourism bringing the Barcelona, Spain-based startup’s total funding to nearly $3 million.

The company, founded in 2013, is a peer-to-peer experiences platform connecting local experts with travelers around the world. The investment is meant to improve the competitiveness and profitability of the Spanish tourism sector and will allow trip4real tocontinue its international expansion while focusing on launching new product features. The company has more than 4,000 local made activities in London, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Dublin, Edinburgh and Rome.

Photo Credit: Victor is a global on-demand private jet service. Victor