Articles tagged “fundraising”

Business Travel

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Startup Draper House, which is part of the billionaire investor's funding network, is the perfect embodiment of entrepreneurial tourism, a fast-growing sub sector that blends startup culture and venture capital with hospitality. Co-branding opportunities could help it expand rapidly.

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Business Travel

TravelPerk Will Wade Even Further Into U.S. Territory With $160 Million Funding Boost

TripActions now has a serious contender on its hands, and the new investors in Spanish startup TravelPerk clearly think there's enough room to make some money.

TravelPerk Will Wade Even Further Into U.S. Territory With $160 Million Funding Boost

Online Travel

Expedia Grabs $3.2 Billion in Private Equity Financing and Appoints Peter Kern CEO

Barry Diller followed a familiar pattern and appointed someone he's known for years and feels comfortable working with as CEO. Peter Kern will have no trouble working with Apollo and Silver Lake, and with making deep cuts because he is a private equity guy at heart.

Expedia Grabs $3.2 Billion in Private Equity Financing and Appoints Peter Kern CEO

Online Travel

This Week in Travel Startup Funding: Atlas Obscura, LoungeBuddy and More

This Week in Travel Startup Funding: Atlas Obscura, LoungeBuddy and More

Online Travel

Lyft Seeks New Funding to Better Compete With Uber

Lyft needs more financing to keep the wheels of its operation running and expanding, but being recognized as a more human form of ride-sharing is even more important to attracting and keeping users.

Lyft Seeks New Funding to Better Compete With Uber

Online Travel

Tours and Activities Software Provider TrekkSoft Raises $1.1 Million

The tours and activity sector has been one of the last within the travel industry to innovate; however, small changes are being made which could lead to necessary shifts in the next one to three years.

Tours and Activities Software Provider TrekkSoft Raises $1.1 Million

Online Travel

BoatBound Raises $2.5 Million to Build out the Airbnb for Boats

In the eyes of the boating industry, BoatBound is a gateway drug for early adopters who will hopefully grow attached to the experience and become lucrative customers later in life.

BoatBound Raises $2.5 Million to Build out the Airbnb for Boats

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RocketMiles Raises $6.5 Million to Turn Business Travelers’ Hotel Bookings into Airline Miles

Business travelers are increasingly ignoring corporate travel tools and turning to online booking sites and apps to save money and increase their rewards. Rocketmiles' mission aligns well with this traveler set that will continue to drive the startup's growth.

RocketMiles Raises $6.5 Million to Turn Business Travelers’ Hotel Bookings into Airline Miles

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Travel Startup Fundraising Just Became Easier and Harder at the Same Time

The SEC will need to act quickly so that companies don't get caught in traps constructed by vague rules on disclosure and publicity. Once that happens, expect a flood of new entrants.

Travel Startup Fundraising Just Became Easier and Harder at the Same Time