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Startups This Week

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Rental Management Firm Hostmaker Raises $5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Flipping property management companies may become the new house flipping — if larger startups like Hostmaker start acquiring smaller ones, as we expect they will.

Rental Management Firm Hostmaker Raises $5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Expense Management Startup Divvy Raises $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Divvy launched in April, and it may already be valued at $150 million. One possible lesson for other startups is that customers may be eager for simple, one-stop interfaces because they're facing "dashboard fatigue" from having to check too many other online systems.

Expense Management Startup Divvy Raises $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Secret Escapes Raises $67 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

If he were around today, Gordon Gekko of the movie Wall Street would probably say, "Cheap money is good." A combination of factors has made it relatively more easy to obtain funding for startups in many countries.

Secret Escapes Raises $67 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Headout Raises $10 Million for Activities Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Investors have bet big on luxury experiences, with investments in Headout, which offers last-minute activities; Key Concierge, which does something similar for luxury rental properties; My Daydream, which offers customized upscale tours; and Seatfrog, which offers last-minute upgrades.

Headout Raises $10 Million for Activities Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Airwallex Receives $80 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The past week has seen remarkable fundings of a cross-border payments company, Airwallex, a luggage maker, Away, and a social travel recommendation service, Fever. Of all of these, "fever" has the name that best captures the frothy valuations.

Airwallex Receives $80 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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TourRadar Receives $50 Million for Multi-Day Tour Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TourRadar stands apart from other online sellers of activities with its rare, leading focus on multiday tours. Meanwhile, Triptease, the hotel direct booking specialist, and Chowbotics, a maker of food service robots, also announced funding.

TourRadar Receives $50 Million for Multi-Day Tour Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Ad Tech Firm Urban Airship Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

If you think you've been getting a lot of push notifications from travel companies, you ain't seen nothing yet. Companies like Urban Airship are aiming to make the most of this path for reaching travelers.

Ad Tech Firm Urban Airship Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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Hipcamp Raises $9.5 Million for Campsite Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Public campgrounds were already an alternative form of travel. But now there's "alternative alternative travel." Meet the startup Hipcamp, which is like an Airbnb for privately-owned campsites and hosted experiences.

Hipcamp Raises $9.5 Million for Campsite Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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PerfectStay Raises $17 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week's roundup of travel startup funding includes a Paris-based travel distribution technology company, a San Francisco-based corporate travel booking tool, and a London-based maker of property management software.

PerfectStay Raises $17 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

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ForwardX Raises $10 Million for Self-Pushing Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Robotic luggage that follows you like a golden retriever. An app for ordering beautiful people to attend your event. A tool for making corporate travel as pleasant as leisure travel. These are the fantastical ideas that got funded this week.

ForwardX Raises $10 Million for Self-Pushing Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week