Venture Capital

Why European Travel Tech Startups Need to Keep On Building Through the Fallout

Why European Travel Tech Startups Need to Keep On Building Through the Fallout

Matthew Parsons, Skift

Startups should take note of venture capital firm Lakestar's vision of what makes a travel company successful if they want to emerge stronger in the post-Covid world.

4 days ago

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

Why Yatra’s Broken Deal Won’t Help Corporate Travel’s Mergers-and-Acquisitions Prospects

Matthew Parsons, Skift

As well as the devastating short-term effects, we're now starting to see how coronavirus can equally have longer lasting impacts on the corporate travel sector.

4 weeks ago

Vacasa Grabs $108 Million in New Funding Led by Private Equity Investor Silver Lake

Vacasa Grabs $108 Million in New Funding Led by Private Equity Investor Silver Lake

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The coronavirus pandemic made some travel companies seem like dominoes stacked too closely together. But private equity will help some businesses like Vacasa escape this crisis without toppling over.

1 month ago

The Long View Guest This Week: Online Travel Vet Adam Goldstein on Travel Anxieties Ahead

The Long View Guest This Week: Online Travel Vet Adam Goldstein on Travel Anxieties Ahead

Rafat Ali, Skift

What travel industry and traveler anxieties will we be coping with and having to adjust around? This week's episode of The Long View will focus on that question, and others.

3 months ago

New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14

New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14

Brian Quinn, Skift

Please join Skift editors and research analysts, along with VC investors and startup founders, for this dive into the state of travel startups today.

3 months ago

Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research

Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Travel is a long-term megatrend because all across the globe people appreciate the value that it brings to their lives. This holds true across a vast range of human differences — cultural, geographical, religious, historical, generational, and more.

3 months ago

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

We are headed into a winter for travel startups. But travel won't be gone forever. And history teaches us that startups are often the first to pinpoint our industry’s new direction as we exit a crisis.

3 months ago

Why SoftBank’s Second $108 Billion Vision Fund Matters to Travel

Why SoftBank’s Second $108 Billion Vision Fund Matters to Travel

Pavel Alpeyev, Bloomberg

With a second Vision Fund, Japan has emerged as the dominant driver of key technologies, many of which apply to travel and tourism. While the first staked ridehailing and the future of work technologies, the second is said to eye opportunities in artificial intelligence and autonomous driving.

11 months ago

Lyft IPO Teaches Lessons to Other Rising Travel Startups

Lyft IPO Teaches Lessons to Other Rising Travel Startups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Several travel startups dream of going public. Lyft's initial public offering shows that profitability isn't necessarily as important as growth in the eyes of some investors, among some other key lessons.

1 year ago

What Next-Gen Alternative Accommodations Will Look Like: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Analyzing startups and venture capital trends helps us glimpse the future of travel.

1 year ago

AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

AirAsia Targets Startups With New Venture Capital Fund

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As an airline, AirAsia has led its peers in many metrics, especially on cost control. But its new effort to nurture startups has the odds against it. Will this effort bring strategic gains for the company? We’ll know in a few years.

1 year ago

What Venture Capital Likes in Travel Startups: New Skift Research

What Venture Capital Likes in Travel Startups: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Analyzing startups helps us understand what the future of travel holds. The latest generation of startups promises innovation across many facets of travel: hospitality, tours, airlines, business travel, and more.

1 year ago