Articles tagged “funding”

Away Raises $100 Million for Expansion Beyond Selling Luggage

Away Raises $100 Million for Expansion Beyond Selling Luggage

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Away has so far managed the tricky transition to brand extensions beyond suitcases. The established travel goods industry will be watching with envy if the startup can continue to pull off its empire-building.

4 days ago

Tourlane Raises $47 Million for Multiday Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tourlane Raises $47 Million for Multiday Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Planning and booking complex international trips remains a pain point, and Tourlane, Skylark, and TravelLocal are part of a growing wave of companies attempting to provide savvier solutions for travelers. Plus: funding news for authentic souvenir aggregator Rare Planet, serviced apartments provider Mint House, and sustainable mobility tech provider TransitScreen.

1 week ago

Masabi Raises $20 Million for Ticketing Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Masabi Raises $20 Million for Ticketing Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Masabi enables cities, such as Denver and Sydney, to sell tickets on public transit via the mobile apps of travel companies like Uber. Meanwhile, Elenium disrupts airport self check-in, Pana pivots into corporate travel, and Sweetguest surfs the growth in management services for vacation rentals.

2 weeks ago

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week’s startup funding announcements reveal broader industry investment themes, such as the need for marketing tools for the owners of short-term rentals and for talent recruitment technology to help fill labor gaps in the tourism industry.

3 weeks ago

Booking’s FareHarbor Kept the Bootstrapping Myth Going While Discreetly Raising Outside Money

Booking’s FareHarbor Kept the Bootstrapping Myth Going While Discreetly Raising Outside Money

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Honesty is the best policy. Even if it clashes with a nice FareHarbor bootstrapping story that seemed too good to be true.

3 weeks ago

Bizzabo and Gather Raise Millions for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Bizzabo and Gather Raise Millions for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Two event tech startups, Bizzabo and Gather, have raised millions in funding to help businesses and restaurants manage and grow events. The companies are benefiting from a 2019 Megatrend that Skift summarized as "real-world experiences gain value in an era of tech burnout."

1 month ago

Airbnb Leads New $160 Million Funding for Short-Term Rental Brand Lyric

Airbnb Leads New $160 Million Funding for Short-Term Rental Brand Lyric

Deanna Ting, Skift

Can you be both a marketplace and a supplier at the same time? Airbnb certainly seems interested in testing that theory out.

1 month ago

V Resorts Raises $10 Million for Branded Resorts: Travel Startup Funding This Week

V Resorts Raises $10 Million for Branded Resorts: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Aditi Balbir, founder and CEO of V Resorts, has impressed investors with her take on asset-light hospitality management in India, like an Oyo for resorts. In a distinctive touch, the company uses and markets goods and furnishings made by local crafts workers.

1 month ago

Fyle Raises $4 Million for Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fyle Raises $4 Million for Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's eye-catching that Fyle, a Bengaluru-based expense management software company, has received funding from Tiger Global, a venture firm that was an early backer of Flipkart, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Despegar.

2 months ago

Lola Raises $37 Million to Manage Business Trips: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lola Raises $37 Million to Manage Business Trips: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week corporate travel tech startup Lola, attractions software builder Bookingkit, and hospitality job marketplace Jitjatjo collectively raised more than $53 million in funding.

2 months ago

Guesty Raises $35 Million to Manage Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Guesty Raises $35 Million to Manage Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups Guesty, The Plum Guide, Zeus, Zuzu, Welcome Pickups, Vntrip, and Hostfully revealed more than $76 million in funding collectively.

2 months ago

BookingPal Raises $12 Million for Rental Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

BookingPal Raises $12 Million for Rental Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups BookingPal, Instawork, Withlocals, Ayenda Rooms, and Questo together announced more than $30 million in funding. Of note, famous venture investor Bill Gurley took a stake in Instawork's hiring marketplace, and mammoth investor Softbank is betting on Ayenda Rooms as Colombia's version of budget hotel franchisor Oyo.

2 months ago