Both Seatfrog and Bookingkit seek to empower more consumers, whether it's giving them a smarter booking experience for tours and activities or the chance to get flight upgrades without any hassles.
Here are two companies that announced they raised funding this week, listed in order by the highest amount raised. See previous roundups here.
>>Seatfrog raised a $1.2 million seed round from new investor Howzat Partners and this is the Sydney, Australia-based startup’s first funding round.
The company offers merchandising technology to airlines to help them increase their ancillary revenues. Seatfrog targets airline passengers within 48 hours of their departures to sell them seat upgrades, for example. This is done in the form of online auctions through Seatfrog’s mobile app, and the company sends notifications to travelers to let them know when auctions begin.
Seatfrog handles all payments and also reissues boarding passes within its app. The company was founded in 2014.
>>Bookingkit raised a seven-digit Series A round from new investor Intermedia and existing investors High-Tech Grunderfonds and angel investor Robert Kabs. The company also raised a seed round last year, and couldn’t confirm to Skift the exact amount of either round. But this latest round places the Berlin, Germany-based company’s total funding at more than $1 million.
Bookingkit, founded in 2014, is a software as a service solution helping tours and activities and attractions companies accept booking through their websites. It also provides real-time availability to travel agents of inventory for these tour companies, for example.
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