Articles tagged “ridesharing”

Startups

Travel Startups Raise $1.1 Billion in Past Two Weeks

There haven't been as many travel startup fundraises this year, but there have been many more large dollar amounts than at this point last year.

Travel Startups Raise $1.1 Billion in Past Two Weeks

Travel Technology

Uber Says Its Airport Shuttle Service Is a Hit in India – Now It’s Coming to the U.S

One example showed a 28-minute ride from Freedom Park to the PNC Music Pavilion in Charlotte for $15.

Uber Says Its Airport Shuttle Service Is a Hit in India – Now It’s Coming to the U.S

Startups

DiDi Autonomous Driving Raises $149 Million for Robotaxis: Startup Funding Roundup

DiDi said robotaxis will be available on its rideshare app by 2025, and Regent Craft said it will begin testing electric seagliders next year.

DiDi Autonomous Driving Raises $149 Million for Robotaxis: Startup Funding Roundup

Startups

Habyt Raises $42 Million for Home and Hotel Rental Platform: Startup Funding Roundup

Three tech-enabled property managers — typically less affected by increasing short-term rental regulations — have announced fundraises recently.

Habyt Raises $42 Million for Home and Hotel Rental Platform: Startup Funding Roundup

Online Travel

Uber Records First Operating Profit, Tests UK Tour Operator Market

Concerns that Uber's expansion of its in-app travel booking services would cannibalize its core offering appear to be easing, with the company reporting a boosted overall performance.

Uber Records First Operating Profit, Tests  UK Tour Operator Market

Travel Technology

Airbnb, Expedia, Uber: What Top CEOs Are Saying About AI

Generative AI is still in the early stages, but major travel companies are investing in tools that many of them say will be an important part of the future.

Airbnb, Expedia, Uber: What Top CEOs Are Saying About AI

Online Travel

Uber Taps Hopper for Flights and Fintech

This is potentially a big win for Hopper — if it turns out that Uber's UK rideshare customers will want to book flights in the Uber app. Uber is trying to prove that use case.

Uber Taps Hopper for Flights and Fintech

Startups

Whimstay Raises $10 Million for Last-Minute Vacation Rental Bookings

Short-term rentals are continuing to gain ground everywhere, as can be seen with raises this week for platforms in three different parts of the world.

Whimstay Raises $10 Million for Last-Minute Vacation Rental Bookings

Startups

Cabify Raises $66 Million for Spanish Rideshare Platform

The startups this week cover a wide range of industries: rideshare, hospitality buying, audio entertainment, hotel restaurant reservations, business travel planning, and travel insurtech.

Cabify Raises $66 Million for Spanish Rideshare Platform

Online Travel

Uber Travel Launches First in the UK With Trains and Buses From Omio

Uber is taking baby steps into travel. Booking.com: No need to sweat it yet.