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This Week in Travel Startup Funding: DoubleDutch, Oasis and More

Skift Take

Year after year the same run-of-the-mill conferences seem to get even more massive and the player that can help event organizers understand the analytics behind these large gatherings is destined for the hands of every conference attendee of the future.

— Dan Peltier

weekly_startup_fundingEach week we roundup the latest crop of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was $48.5 million.

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

>>DoubleDutch raised a $45 million Series E round from new investor KKR and existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, Index Ventures and Enspire Capital bringing the San Francisco, California-based startup’s total funding to $78.7 million.

DoubleDutch provides mobile applications and performance analytics for events, conferences and trade shows for more than 1,000 customers including SAP, UBM and Urban Land Institute. Founded in 2011, DoubleDutch now employs more than 260 people around the world in San Francisco, Amsterdam, London, Hong Kong and Portland.

The company offers a software pricing model in which customers gain year-round access to mobile apps and event analytics giving them the ability to run, manage and evaluate all of the events within their portfolio.To date, the company has sold primarily to event organizers and planners, but has plans to help deliver more ROI to the event industry’s sponsors and exhibitors.

>>Oasis raised a $2 million Seed round from several private investors bringing the Miami, Florida-based startup’s total funding to $7.2 million.

Oasis offers travelers a curated selection of 1,500 short-term rentals in destinations around the world. The company, launched in 2009, plans to reach 50 cities in the U.S., Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and Asia by 2018. This funding announcement coincides with New York City, Los Angeles, Barcelona, London and Paris joining the Oasis network which now includes rentals in 15 cities in the U.S., Europe and Latin America.

>>Record360 raised a $1.5 million Seed round from Alliance of Angels and Bellingham Angel Investors bringing the Seattle, Washington-based startup’s total funding to $1.7 million.

The startup, founded in 2013, helps protect travelers against liability when renting or sharing cars, vacation rentals, hotel and motel rooms, boats or other property while traveling. Its mobile app lets users capture video and images and makes necessary annotations from all angles of whatever is being rented. The app creates a time-stamped, geo-tagged record of property at the time of inspection that is stored in the cloud so users aren’t liable for damage they didn’t cause.

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