Articles tagged “funding”

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travefy Makes Its First Acquisition: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travefy solidifies its business with travel management companies, TravelCar brings its car rental solution to U.S. airports, NIDA Rooms expands its branded budget hotel room model in Southeast Asia, and more news in our weekly roundup.

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Dreamlines Raises $19 Million for Its Cruise Site: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dreamlines Raises $19 Million for Its Cruise Site: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The bar for success is higher than usual for these companies because of their unlikeliness: an online seller of cruise trips, a traditional "high street" travel agency, a network of freelance photographers, and a maker of eyewear that records 360-degree-video.

1 week ago

TravelTriangle and Lola Each Raise $10 Million More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TravelTriangle and Lola Each Raise $10 Million More: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, TravelTriangle, an India-based online marketplace for travelers and agents, receives a fresh round of funding that brings its total raised to $19.9 million, while Lola, Paul English's startup for giving travel agents technological superpowers, has added $10 million to its Series B.

2 weeks ago

Oasis Receives $2.5 Million for Its Hotel-Style Home Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Oasis Receives $2.5 Million for Its Hotel-Style Home Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Last year, AccorHotels took a 30 percent equity share in Oasis, a curated marketplace for luxury rental properties, while also investing in similar concepts like OneFineStay and Squarebreak. This week Oasis received $2.5 million from an "undisclosed investor." We wonder who might that be.

3 weeks ago

TripActions Raises $14 Million to Trim Rogue Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripActions Raises $14 Million to Trim Rogue Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TripActions' funding adds buzz to a category of startups aiming to incentivize travelers to book travel more cheaply, while Bluesmart's fresh funding validates the electronic luggage category.

4 weeks ago

5 New Travel Startups Put Niche Spins on Short-Term Rental Booking

5 New Travel Startups Put Niche Spins on Short-Term Rental Booking

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Airbnb and HomeAway clones are a dime-a-dozen. But we found a handful carving out niche market segments that seem promising. These startups focus on travelers interested in corporate-friendly lodgings, architecture and design properties, Asia's top destinations, and exclusive luxury residences.

1 month ago

Stay Alfred Raises $15 Million to Bring Hotel Service to Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Stay Alfred Raises $15 Million to Bring Hotel Service to Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Stay Alfred's $15 million Series A funding may pale next to the roughly $3 billion that Airbnb has raised. But the company — which services apartment rentals and aims for hotel-quality service — is part of a thriving wave of vendors providing an ecosystem of services around short-term urban rentals.

1 month ago

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.

1 month 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 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago