Startups

Trivago Bets TV Advertising Prowess Will Woo Tough-Minded Investors

Trivago Bets TV Advertising Prowess Will Woo Tough-Minded Investors

Alex Barinka and Gerrit De Vynck, Bloomberg

The Trump bump could help Trivago's IPO prospects although tech stock IPOs haven't done particularly well this year. You'd think that Trivago and Expedia are going to make this IPO happen although they might not get a rousing pricing sendoff.

1 month ago

Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

Contrarian Flight-App Hopper Attracts $61 Million in Series C Financing

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Is there a big enough market for travelers to track flights through push notifications and wait weeks or months to buy instead of going to a website and entering their itinerary details? Hopper, Hitlist, and others think Millennials and others will shop this way but there is skepticism about how large these businesses can become.

1 month ago

Are Trivago’s Brand Awareness Numbers Inflated?

Are Trivago’s Brand Awareness Numbers Inflated?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Trivago is saturating certain markets with TV advertising. Google Trends data suggest this may not be as effective as the company wants investors to surmise.

1 month ago

Cleancio, Yourder and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Cleancio, Yourder and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

1 month ago

Abroadwith, Hirevilla and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Abroadwith, Hirevilla and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

1 month ago

Disrupting Brexit Is the UK Tech Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Disrupting Brexit Is the UK Tech Industry’s Biggest Challenge

Patrick Whyte, Skift

While an attempt by tech leaders in the UK to try to maintain the country’s position as a hub is laudable, the direction the current government is heading in means that many of its key suggestions are likely to be ignored.

2 months ago

Trivago Planning $428 Million IPO to Help Fund Even More TV Ads

Trivago Planning $428 Million IPO to Help Fund Even More TV Ads

Dennis Schaal, Skift

When you think of all the online travel companies constrained by a lack of marketing resources wipe Trivago out of your mind. The Germany-based hotel metasearch site spends a whopping 88 percent of its revenue on advertising. And, if it can pull off a successful initial public offering then Trivago will resupply its advertising war chest. The metasearch rich are getting richer.

2 months ago

Triptap, RoomChecking and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Triptap, RoomChecking and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

2 months ago

Capstay, Ava and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Capstay, Ava and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

2 months ago

EasyJet Hopes Its Plan to Invest in Start-Ups Will Help It Stay Ahead of Competition

EasyJet Hopes Its Plan to Invest in Start-Ups Will Help It Stay Ahead of Competition

Patrick Whyte, Skift

For a relatively small outlay, EasyJet will effectively have an interest in 35 companies. Many of these will likely come to nothing but even if only a couple succeed the initial investment will seem like a bargain.

2 months ago

CoCharter, GlobeDoctor and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

CoCharter, GlobeDoctor and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

2 months ago

BagsAway, Well Traveled and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

BagsAway, Well Traveled and More in Today’s Travel Startup Watch

Dan Peltier, Skift

These are the newest travel startups from AngelList vying for travelers’ interest and investors’ attention.

2 months ago