Articles tagged “fundraising”

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

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

Skift

3 years ago

Lyft Seeks New Funding to Better Compete With Uber

Lyft Seeks New Funding to Better Compete With Uber

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

3 years ago

Tours and Activities Software Provider TrekkSoft Raises $1.1 Million

Tours and Activities Software Provider TrekkSoft Raises $1.1 Million

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

3 years ago

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

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

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Samantha Shankman, Skift

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.

4 years ago

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

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

Dave Michaels, Bloomberg

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.

5 years ago