Articles tagged “funding”

Lola Gets $15 Million to Fund App Update: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lola Gets $15 Million to Fund App Update: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

While some entrepreneurs argue that speech, not messaging, is the future of how consumers will communicate with technology, Lola's CEO and co-founder Paul English told Skift last year that messaging is more popular than talking and Lola's latest investment will help it continue to test whether this is true with travelers.

6 days ago

Event Tech Startups Raised $40 Million in 2016: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Event Tech Startups Raised $40 Million in 2016: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Hopefully meeting and event tech startups get more VC love in 2017 because it's one of the industries that requires the most innovation to keep up with growing worldwide demand.

2 weeks ago

Ride-Hailing Startups Raised Over $460 Million Since June: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Ride-Hailing Startups Raised Over $460 Million Since June: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

December is officially this year's top month for the highest total amount of travel startup funding thanks to two mega rounds for ride-hailing startups but the verdict is still out about the venture capital situation for the full year.

4 weeks ago

Travel Startups Announced Over $218 Million in Funding This Week

Travel Startups Announced Over $218 Million in Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

From private jets to vacation rentals to mobile flight bookings, this week's funding rounds represent some of the most talked about sectors in the travel industry in 2016 and give some sense of where they're heading in the new year.

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

TripAdvisor Leads $5.2 Million Traxo Funding in Business Travel Push

TripAdvisor Leads $5.2 Million Traxo Funding in Business Travel Push

Dennis Schaal, Skift

As TripAdvisor evolves into more of a booking site than it is today, it makes total sense over the long term for it to get increasingly interested in corporate travel. Business travelers yearn for that elusive perfect trip, too.

1 month ago

Chinese Short-Term Rental Site Zhubaijia Raises $14.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Chinese Short-Term Rental Site Zhubaijia Raises $14.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Airbnb found that breaking into China wasn't so easy, and it appears that China-based Zhubaijia is also discovering that.

1 month ago

Ride-Sharing App Gett Raises $100 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Ride-Sharing App Gett Raises $100 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

With two big raises totaling $400 million this year, Gett is bent on challenging Uber in some of its most popular markets -- even if Uber has billions of dollars more to play ball with competitors.

2 months ago

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016

The State of Travel Startup Investment in 2016

Dave Montali, Skift

While travel funding saw a decline compared to last year, investments are still flowing into the industry.

2 months ago

Musement Raises $10 Million for Tours and Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Musement Raises $10 Million for Tours and Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

As a tours and activities booking site, Musement's latest funding round is underscored this week by the forthcoming announcement of Airbnb's tours product which could be a game changer for the company and how many travelers explore destinations.

2 months ago

What’s Keeping Uber and Airbnb From Going Public

What’s Keeping Uber and Airbnb From Going Public

Dave Montali, Skift

Are IPOs a feasible option for the sharing economy?

2 months ago

Family Travel Planning Site Winnie Raises $2.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Family Travel Planning Site Winnie Raises $2.5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dan Peltier, Skift

Families still lack a trusted and useful travel guide for the digital age, and perhaps startups like Winnie that want to make it easier to find activities and places on the go will make family travel more enjoyable for the parents who plan everything.

2 months ago