Articles tagged “startups”

AirPortr Raises $8.6 Million for Luggage Delivery: Travel Startup Funding This Week

AirPortr Raises $8.6 Million for Luggage Delivery: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors have bet on some innovative business models. AirPortr has hand-delivered about 100,000 bags from homes to airports, lifting a worry off the hands of Londoners as they pass through airport security. PaulCamper is an Airbnb for RVs. Meanwhile, SleepBox converts spare hotel rooms into video game halls and other social zones for college students.

3 days ago

Fever Raised $35 Million for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fever Raised $35 Million for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups announced more than $40 million in funding. Notably two of the companies, travel medical insurance seller SafetyWing and upselling tech firm HotelFlex, are graduates of the famed Y Combinator startup accelerator.

1 week ago

Socio Raises $6 Million for Event Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Socio Raises $6 Million for Event Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups announced approximately $95 million in funding. One standout was Socio, a company that offers software for managing events. Its funding highlights a broader trend of investment in the event tech sector.

2 weeks ago

FlixMobility Raises $561 Million for Intercity Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

FlixMobility Raises $561 Million for Intercity Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week a handful of companies announced more than $650 million in funding. Business models include intercity bus and train travel, Oyo-style franchising in China, and the mobile ordering of duty-free goods on airplanes.

3 weeks ago

EasyParcel Raises $10 Million for Delivery: Travel Startup Funding This Week

EasyParcel Raises $10 Million for Delivery: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the past seven days, travel startups announced more than $216 million in funding. But the hot market deserves a warning that paraphrases Fleetwood Mac: Investors only love you when they're investing. Funding will come and it will go. When the rain washes you clean you'll know. You'll know.

1 month ago

StayPlease Raises Funds to Expand ‘Slack for Hotels’: Travel Startup Funding This Week

StayPlease Raises Funds to Expand ‘Slack for Hotels’: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Rosie Spinks, Skift

This week’s travel startups, including Sonder, StayPlease, and Bolt, released a series of funding announcements, many of them for undisclosed amounts.

1 month ago

Emerging Travel Group Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Emerging Travel Group Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Patrick Whyte and Rosie Spinks, Skift

From TripActions' quarter billion dollar investment round to Emerging Travel Group's solid $10 million round, there's lots going on in travel startup funding this week.

2 months ago

What Utrip’s Tragic Final Year Can Teach Other Travel Startups

What Utrip’s Tragic Final Year Can Teach Other Travel Startups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

What makes Utrip's collapse eye-catching is that the company had the makings of becoming a respectable, if not a sensational, business. A timeline of the company's strategic decisions and failed attempt to get acquired may provide a few lessons for other travel startups.

2 months ago

Duffel Raises $21.5 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Duffel Raises $21.5 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups GuestReady Group, Duffel, MagicStay, and Fairjungle announced more than $32 million in funding.

2 months ago

Skift Top Travel Startups to Watch 2019

Skift Top Travel Startups to Watch 2019

Sean O'Neill, Skift

We’ve pinpointed 25 of the most promising venture-backed travel companies. Check out our list to find a useful partner for your business.

2 months ago

Airlines Reluctantly Adapt to Reimbursing Travelers for Flight Disruptions

Airlines Reluctantly Adapt to Reimbursing Travelers for Flight Disruptions

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TUI Fly says it's the first airline to work with tech vendors to automate and standardize the process of flight disruption claims. Larger carriers, take note: You also need to reduce your enormous backlogs of consumer claims, whether you build tech in-house or find a vendor.

2 months ago

Booking Holdings Backs Yanolja for Hotel Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Booking Holdings Backs Yanolja for Hotel Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Yanolja got its start as a chain of so-called love motels. But it has since become a reputable online travel agency in Korea and a provider of a widely used property management system. No wonder Booking Holdings has made a strategic investment in the company.

2 months ago