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Velocys Raises $40 Million for Jet Fuel Tech: Startup Funding Roundup 

More renewable jet fuel companies are raising money to develop products, but a lot more money is needed to reach the industry's zero-emissions goals by 2050.

Velocys Raises $40 Million for Jet Fuel Tech: Startup Funding Roundup 

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Electric Plane, Corporate Retreats, AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup

Multiple travel startups raised nearly half of a billion dollars a couple of weeks ago. It's a bigger group again this week, but they're all smaller numbers this time.

Electric Plane, Corporate Retreats, AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup

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Travel Startups Raised Nearly $500 Million This Week

They say that startup funding is tight right now, but these big fundraises show that some money is still flowing.

Travel Startups Raised Nearly $500 Million This Week

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Lightship Raises $34 Million for Electric RV: Startup Funding Roundup

Lightship is developing a fully electric RV available starting in 2026, and Tumodo wants to expand its business travel platform throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Lightship Raises $34 Million for Electric RV: Startup Funding Roundup

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Steller Raises $5 Million for AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup

Another two AI-powered trip planners have raised money this month, plus a startup that detects bed bugs and a new eSIM app.

Steller Raises $5 Million for AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup

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United, JetBlue, Microsoft Among Backers of 3 Jet Fuel Startups for $36 Million

Experts have their doubts about the development and scalability of renewable jet fuel, but many companies are trying to solve those problems.

United, JetBlue, Microsoft Among Backers of 3 Jet Fuel Startups for $36 Million

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Beond Raises $13 Million for ‘Premium Leisure’ Airline: Startup Funding Roundup

Beond is selling a "premium luxury" air travel experience, and Minut wants to help short-term rental hosts detect things like cigarette smoke and noisy guests.

Beond Raises $13 Million for ‘Premium Leisure’ Airline: Startup Funding Roundup

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Paris Hilton Backs New AI Trip Planner and Jet Engine Startup Raises $116 Million

Paris Hilton is backing a new trip planner that combines AI and social media, shortly after another social media-based travel app announced backing by John Legend.

Paris Hilton Backs New AI Trip Planner and Jet Engine Startup Raises $116 Million

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SkyNRG Raises $191 Million for Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Startup Funding Roundup

The sustainable aviation fuel fundraise of $191 million is a drop in the bucket of what is needed if there's any hope of reaching the net-zero emissions goals by 2050.

SkyNRG Raises $191 Million for Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Startup Funding Roundup

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Summer Raises $18 Million To Buy Vacation Rental Homes: Startup Funding Roundup 

Summer wants to help people buy vacation rental homes, and Raus wants to help people take a break from big cities.

Summer Raises $18 Million To Buy Vacation Rental Homes: Startup Funding Roundup