Articles tagged “startups”

Setoo Raises $9.3 Million for Insurance Innovation: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Setoo Raises $9.3 Million for Insurance Innovation: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Setoo is helping to pioneer a wave of customized protection products, such as letting travelers buy coverage to get money back if there's not enough snow during a ski trip. The new products could provide more upselling opportunities for travel suppliers and online agencies.

12 hours ago

Skift Podcast: Travel’s Tough Truths and Inspirations

Skift Podcast: Travel’s Tough Truths and Inspirations

Hannah Sampson , Skift

Skift Founder and CEO Rafat Ali sparked some heated debate with a recent story on lessons he's learned about travel in the six years since he started the company. In this podcast, he riffs with Co-Founder Jason Clampet on uncomfortable observations as well as inspirations.

2 days ago

Beekeeper Raises $13 Million for Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Beekeeper Raises $13 Million for Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Beekeeper is joining Expedia-owned Alice, Amadeus-owned HotSOS, and fast-growing Quore in helping boost the effectiveness of hospitality worker communication.

1 week ago

Tour Booking Startup Evaneos Raises $80 Million

Tour Booking Startup Evaneos Raises $80 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Overtourism is a struggle facing many destinations. Companies like Evaneos, which connects travelers with off-the-beaten-track tours and activities, may go some way to addressing the issue.

2 weeks ago

TripCreator Raises $8 Million for Itinerary Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripCreator Raises $8 Million for Itinerary Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, itinerary tool TripCreator, luggage maker Paravel, and travel distribution software maker Duffel all announced funding rounds.

2 weeks ago

Tripping Sheds Most Staff After ‘Ugly’ Conflict Between Founders and Board

Tripping Sheds Most Staff After ‘Ugly’ Conflict Between Founders and Board

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Vacation rental metasearch isn't necessarily ahead of its time, although it certainly isn't easy given the complexity of the inventory and the required backend technology. Still, any company needs to execute to make a go of it, and that appears to have been a quality in short supply at Tripping.

2 weeks ago

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Getaroom Sold to Private Equity Firm Court Square Capital Partners

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Did Hotels.com co-founders Bob Diener and Dave Litman do it again with Getaroom? Certainly not on the same scale, but Court Square's acquisition of Getaroom looks like a winner for the duo, who self-funded their latest venture in travel.

2 weeks ago

Kimkim Raises $3.7 Million for Agent Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Kimkim Raises $3.7 Million for Agent Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kimkim, Travello, and Travelstop together announced more than $8.5 million in funding this week. The leisure travel agency, the social travel model, and the business travel booking tool, respectively, are each seeing new twists.

3 weeks ago

Black Travel Founders Wary of Investment If It Means Loss of Control

Black Travel Founders Wary of Investment If It Means Loss of Control

Sarah Enelow-Snyder, Skift

Venture capital has definite appeal for founders looking to scale faster, but some black travel entrepreneurs would rather avoid that discriminatory world.

3 weeks ago

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

GoEuro Touts Growth in Ground Transport But Sees No Profit in Sight

Sean O'Neill, Skift

GoEuro CEO Naren Shaam said his company is having strong growth in helping consumers book intercity trips on their smartphones. But can he guide his company into profitability?

3 weeks ago

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The market for long-term serviced apartments is being dragged, thankfully, into the digital era by companies like Homelike. Plus: Funding news for Roomex, FunNow, Vntrip, and Roto Travel.

4 weeks ago

Rental Brand Sonder Raises $85 Million on Soft Brand Boom

Rental Brand Sonder Raises $85 Million on Soft Brand Boom

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If you thought hotels had a lot of soft brands, wait until you see what's emerging in the vacation rental sector. The early success of the 25-year-old co-founder of Sonder is inspiring others.

4 weeks ago