Articles tagged “startups”

Bizzabo and Gather Raise Millions for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Bizzabo and Gather Raise Millions for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Two event tech startups, Bizzabo and Gather, have raised millions in funding to help businesses and restaurants manage and grow events. The companies are benefiting from a 2019 Megatrend that Skift summarized as "real-world experiences gain value in an era of tech burnout."

2 days ago

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Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Volantio and the Accenture Amadeus Alliance Take Collaboration To New Heights

Accenture Amadeus Alliance + Skift

The Accenture Amadeus Alliance, the startup Volantio, and Amadeus’ airline partners are collaborating to tackle some of the most pressing challenges faced by the global airline industry.

4 days ago

Fosun’s Venture Capital Arm Backs Israeli Booking Site in an Ongoing Travel Push

Fosun’s Venture Capital Arm Backs Israeli Booking Site in an Ongoing Travel Push

Sean O'Neill, Skift

While Western media tends to focus on the funding moves of corporate venture capital arms of regional brands like JetBlue and EasyJet, it’s also important to see how key investment players in Asia, like Shanghai-based Fosun, are investing, such as in Splitty, a hotel booking startup.

6 days ago

Smaller Hotels and Hostels Catch Up on Tech With New Wave of Software Makers

Smaller Hotels and Hostels Catch Up on Tech With New Wave of Software Makers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The story of software maker Cloudbeds, named the fastest-growing travel and hospitality company in the U.S., points to a broader trend of smaller hotels adopting new tools to manage their properties.

6 days ago

Low-Cost Airline Startup Sees Promise in Smaller Airports

Low-Cost Airline Startup Sees Promise in Smaller Airports

Jay Shabat, Skift

Allegiant co-founder Andrew Levy is starting a new ultra-low-cost airline and plans to start operations from lower-cost secondary airports. But is there room for another new low-cost airline in the U.S., and will passengers opt to fly from smaller airports?

1 week ago

V Resorts Raises $10 Million for Branded Resorts: Travel Startup Funding This Week

V Resorts Raises $10 Million for Branded Resorts: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Aditi Balbir, founder and CEO of V Resorts, has impressed investors with her take on asset-light hospitality management in India, like an Oyo for resorts. In a distinctive touch, the company uses and markets goods and furnishings made by local crafts workers.

1 week ago

GetYourGuide Defies Conventional Wisdom on Tour Booking So Far

GetYourGuide Defies Conventional Wisdom on Tour Booking So Far

Sean O'Neill, Skift

GetYourGuide may close an approximately $300 million funding round this year with possible participation by new investors like SoftBank and Temasek. If true, investors would be betting that the attractions booking agency can continue to defy several assumptions about young travel companies.

2 weeks ago

Fyle Raises $4 Million for Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fyle Raises $4 Million for Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's eye-catching that Fyle, a Bengaluru-based expense management software company, has received funding from Tiger Global, a venture firm that was an early backer of Flipkart, Spotify, LinkedIn, and Despegar.

2 weeks ago

Max Levchin’s Affirm Raises $300 Million for Payments Tech

Max Levchin’s Affirm Raises $300 Million for Payments Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

With this investment, PayPal co-founder Max Levchin has raised $800 million to grow Affirm, which lets consumers pre-qualify for loans to buy flights, hotels, rental cars, seat upgrades, and non-travel products. Who said payments aren't sexy?

3 weeks ago

Lola Raises $37 Million to Manage Business Trips: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lola Raises $37 Million to Manage Business Trips: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week corporate travel tech startup Lola, attractions software builder Bookingkit, and hospitality job marketplace Jitjatjo collectively raised more than $53 million in funding.

3 weeks ago

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.

1 month ago

A Closer Look at Sonder’s Tech-Focused Bet on Next-Gen Rentals

A Closer Look at Sonder’s Tech-Focused Bet on Next-Gen Rentals

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hotel-style accommodations brand Sonder has hit on a plausible business that uses technology to wring out inefficiencies from key processes. But several questions still hover around its model, as investment money gushes into the segment.

1 month ago