Articles tagged “funding”

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 days 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 weeks ago

What Next-Gen Alternative Accommodations Will Look Like: New Skift Research

What Next-Gen Alternative Accommodations Will Look Like: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Analyzing startups and venture capital trends helps us glimpse the future of travel.

3 weeks ago

Standard Hotels Spins Off One Night Booking App: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Standard Hotels Spins Off One Night Booking App: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's not clear there's enough market demand for a mobile app that books only independent and boutique properties. But some hoteliers might welcome the new app One Night if it can bring down its distribution costs, even marginally.

3 weeks ago

What Venture Capital Likes in Travel Startups: New Skift Research

What Venture Capital Likes in Travel Startups: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Analyzing startups helps us understand what the future of travel holds. The latest generation of startups promises innovation across many facets of travel: hospitality, tours, airlines, business travel, and more.

4 weeks ago

Pickyourtrail Raises $3 Million for Vacation-Package Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Pickyourtrail Raises $3 Million for Vacation-Package Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Pickyourtrail has received funding to expand its online services for booking international vacations; its operation is strikingly sophisticated for a small startup. Plus, investors also recently announced bets on smart hotels, urban lounges, and storage places for luggage.

4 weeks ago

Virtuo Raises $23 Million for Car Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Virtuo Raises $23 Million for Car Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Three interesting companies announced investments this week: Virtuo, a car rental service, aims to replace service counters with mobile-first customer service. May Mobility builds autonomous vehicles for smart cities. NuStay offers hotel price-comparison.

1 month ago

2nd Address Raises $10 Million for Rental Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

2nd Address Raises $10 Million for Rental Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The market for long-term business lodging is being dragged, thankfully, into the digital era by companies like 2nd Address. Plus, fundraising news for Festicket, Oaky, and Operto.

1 month ago

AutoCamp Raises $115 Million for Glamping: Travel Startup Funding This Week

AutoCamp Raises $115 Million for Glamping: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

AutoCamp has built an outdoor brand on offering bookings for glamping, or camping in amenity-filled recreational vehicles and luxury vans. Given a new $115 million investment, it will expand across the U.S. Read on for other funding news, too, from Intelity, Zingle, Recharge, and LuggageHero.

2 months ago

Itilite Raises $4 Million for Business Travel Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Itilite Raises $4 Million for Business Travel Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Itilite, which is sort of an Indian clone of TripActions and Rocketrip, has raised funds for its online booking tool, which encourages business travelers to keep their trip costs in check. VDroom, a visual asset management service, and Flyiin, an airline distribution tech provider, also announced funding rounds.

2 months ago

Uplift Raises $123 Million to Broaden Its Travel Loan Services

Uplift Raises $123 Million to Broaden Its Travel Loan Services

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The old idea of payments in monthly installments is seeing new life in the U.S. online travel sector. Uplift is one of the leading tech vendors powering loans to travelers for buying from airlines such as Spirit and search sites like Kayak. Expect a lot of marketing around this in 2019.

2 months ago

Outdoorsy Raises $50 Million for RV Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Outdoorsy Raises $50 Million for RV Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Outdoorsy, an outdoor recreational vehicle marketplace, has raised $50 million in Series C funding. Plus, more travel startup funding news this week from esports brand ReKTGlobal, social trip-tracking company Polarsteps, and South Africa-based public transport data and technology startup WhereIsMyTransport.

2 months ago