Articles tagged “sequoia capital”

Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing

Oyo Is Betting U.S. Strategy on Aggressive Dynamic Pricing

Danni Santana, Skift

Oyo's dynamic pricing strategy could turn out to be a bit of a double-edged sword in the U.S., where the company faces greater competition. On one hand occupancy is sure to go up for many of its hotel partners, but if a majority of rooms are booked last-minute at incredibly low prices, hotel managers can start enduring some losses.

3 months ago

Oyo Plans $300 Million U.S. Expansion With Focus on Major Cities

Oyo Plans $300 Million U.S. Expansion With Focus on Major Cities

Danni Santana, Skift

Sometimes it's obvious when a company is growing too fast. This doesn't appear to be one of those times. Oyo wants to be everywhere customers want to vacation.

4 months ago

Skyscanner’s First Venture Funding Since 2007 Came After Priceline Took A Look

Skyscanner’s First Venture Funding Since 2007 Came After Priceline Took A Look

Dennis Schaal, Skift

With Skyscanner's new funding and ample cash, the company sees itself as an acquirer over the next few months. Skyscanner believes a few modest acquisitions, increased marketing, and continued organic growth should do the trick. There won't be any quick, easy answers as this looks like a strategy for the long haul.

4 years ago

Sequoia Capital Invests Big in Skyscanner and Values It At $800 Million

Sequoia Capital Invests Big in Skyscanner and Values It At $800 Million

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Sequoia Capital's investment in Skyscanner is the latest huge endorsement of travel metasearch. But could a pivot toward hotels and a possible rebranding that goes beyond airfares be in Skyscanner's future?

6 years ago