This week's travel startup funding, all in one place.
Here are five companies that announced they raised funding this week and see previous roundups here.
>>Cabify raised a $120 million Series C round from existing investor Rakuten bringing the Madrid, Spain-based startup’s total funding to $143 million.
As the Spanish alternative to Uber, Cabify launched in 2011 and connects travelers via a mobile app with drivers using their own cars with private driver licenses. The company operates in five Spanish-speaking countries: Spain, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
Aside from serving leisure travelers, Cabify’s corporate account manager component lets multiple business travelers access a single account, book vehicles, make payments and utilize the service to arrange their own or someone else’s transportation to the airport, hotel, trade fairs, events, etc.
>>HomeToGo raised a $20 million Series B round from new investor Insight Venture Partners and existing investors Acton Capital Partners and DN Capital bringing the Berlin, Gernany-based startup’s total funding to nearly $30 million.
HomeToGo is a metasearch site for vacation rentals. The site shows 6.7 million accommodations in 200 countries through more than 250 vacation rental sites, such as HomeAway, VRBO and Booking.com. Some 3.8 million of the site’s vacation rentals are instantly bookable.
>>Relux raised a $4.5 million Series A round from new investor KDDI Open Innovation Fund bringing the Tokyo-based company’s total funding to $8.1 million.
Relux is a membership-based accommodation booking site in Japan. The site only reveals prices to travelers who sign-up for free membership. Relux individually vets properties.
>>Tripchamp raised a $2 million Series B round from new investor The Bird Group bringing the Austin, Texas-based startup’s total funding to $6.2 million.
Tripchamp was founded in 2011 and is a corporate travel booking platform for private, public and negotiated fares.
>>Lodgify raised a $1.5 seed round from new investor Nauta Capital and existing investors Howzat Partners, Chris Hitchen and Roland Zeller bringing the Barcelona, Spain-based startup’s total funding to $2.2 million.
Lodgify launched in 2013 and helps vacation rental owners and property managers manage and market their accommodation business by creating their own website for their property. The platform is essentially an all-in-one software-as-a-service solution for accepting bookings and payments and managing every aspect of reservations and guests’ stays.
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