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Articles tagged “startups”

New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14

New Skift Online Summit for Startups and Investors on April 14

Brian Quinn, Skift

Please join Skift editors and research analysts, along with VC investors and startup founders, for this dive into the state of travel startups today.

19 hours ago

Air Doctor, Hotelmize, and Huilianyi Get Backing Despite Crisis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Air Doctor, Hotelmize, and Huilianyi Get Backing Despite Crisis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Air Doctor (which helps travelers find doctors overseas), Hotelmize (which helps bedbanks automatically rebook hotel rooms when rates drop), and Huilianyi (a business travel expense manager), announced rounds of investment this week, in a bit of good news.

1 day ago

Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research

Should Venture Capital Be Betting on Travel Now? New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

Travel is a long-term megatrend because all across the globe people appreciate the value that it brings to their lives. This holds true across a vast range of human differences — cultural, geographical, religious, historical, generational, and more.

4 days ago

Pregnant Short-Term Rental CEO on Facing Work-Life Challenges During the Pandemic

Pregnant Short-Term Rental CEO on Facing Work-Life Challenges During the Pandemic

Rena Pacheco-Theard, Skift

Even in a time of uncertainty, new trends and opportunities are emerging, and startup founders are carrying on with the business of building companies, as well as families. Over the next 12 months, companies that can show strong unit economics, counter-cyclical resiliency and resourcefulness will rise to the top.

1 week ago

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Take a break from all the bad news and dream about flying taxis.

1 week ago

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

We are headed into a winter for travel startups. But travel won't be gone forever. And history teaches us that startups are often the first to pinpoint our industry’s new direction as we exit a crisis.

2 weeks ago

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Bimble and Pruvo announced they had raised more than $1 million each in funding, despite the coronavirus crisis. Keep hope alive.

2 weeks ago

Cloudbeds Raises $82 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Cloudbeds Raises $82 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Cloudbeds' ability to raise $82 million validates both its strategy and the broader hospitality tech sector. Other notable fundings this week include Checkfront, which helps tours-and-activities operators handle bookings and payments, and SuitePad, which supplies digital tablets to hotel guest rooms.

3 weeks ago

Yonder Raises $4 Million for Nature Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Yonder Raises $4 Million for Nature Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Yonder, Airside, GogoBus, and TPConnects announced investments this week, showing that startup funding continued despite the recent global coronavirus crisis.

4 weeks ago

Xband Raises $28 Million for Chinese Rural Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Xband Raises $28 Million for Chinese Rural Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Startups that got funding this week included Xband, which runs model villages in China, Lanes & Planes, a travel management company, Oaky, a specialist in hospitality upselling, Revl, an automated souvenir video service, and Viselio, a visa application simplifier.

1 month ago

Loyalty Prime Raises Funding for Subscription-Based Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Loyalty Prime Raises Funding for Subscription-Based Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Several travel companies, such as Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Frankfurt Airport, have used the services of Loyalty Prime, a startup that builds next-generation software for running loyalty programs. Loyalty Prime's new funding is part of a wave of investment that we expect to see in loyalty tech companies.

1 month ago

New Funding Will Help Colombian Hotel Chain Ayenda Push Into Peru

New Funding Will Help Colombian Hotel Chain Ayenda Push Into Peru

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ayenda's Series A is notable for being led by Kaszek, a giant among Latin American venture firms. The industry will be watching to see if Ayenda can apply Oyo's model of bringing brand standards to budget hotels without running up Oyo's large losses.

2 months ago