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This week's travel startup funding news, all in one place.

weekly_startup_fundingEach week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week was a little more than $17.7 million.

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

>>EasyTaxi raised a $9.8 million Series E round from an undisclosed investor bringing the Sao Paulo, Brazil-based startup’s total funding to $86.8 million.

EasyTaxi is a taxi booking mobile app and is live in 420 cities worldwide, most in Latin America. It also creates expense reports for business travelers’ rides that they can submit for reimbursement.

>>SuitePad raised a $3.2 million venture round from new investor Target Partners and existing investors VC Fonds Technologie Berlin, Kizoo and HW Capital bringing the Berlin, Germany-based startup’s total funding to more than $3.2 million. Two earlier seed rounds were not disclosed.

Founded in 2012, SuitePad lets hotel staff communicate with guests for concierge services. It claims to reach 150,000 guests each month in 15 countries, mostly in Europe.

>>NextPax raised a $2.7 million Series A round from an undisclosed investor and this is the Almere, Netherlands-based startup’s first funding round.

The company helps vacation rental owners manage their properties online through multiple channels. Updates and bookings are registered instantly and synced throughout the network.

>>Oktogo raised a $2 million venture round from exisiting investor MCI Management Center Innsbruck bringing the St. Petersburg, Russia-based startup’s total funding to $33 million.

Oktogo is a Russian hotel booking site and includes online hotel booking service and with a total monthly audience of three million visitors. Designed for Russian travelers, Oktogo offers travel-related content and a booking platform for more than 6,000 hotels in Russia and 650,000 hotels worldwide. It also has more than 60 million reviews and was founded in 2009.


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Photo credit: EasyTaxi is one of the largest taxi booking mobile apps in Latin America. EasyTaxi

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