Articles tagged “startups”

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Screening Company Clear Raises $15 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Long-promised improvements to airport security screening and rebooking in the event of flight disruption may finally be in the offing, thanks to follow-on rounds of fundings to the startups Clear and Freebird.

5 days ago

Flight Disruption Startup Freebird Snares Funding from General Catalyst and Accomplice

Flight Disruption Startup Freebird Snares Funding from General Catalyst and Accomplice

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It's nice when folks smarter than us land on the same dime. General Catalyst and Accomplice, the famed venture capital firms, join us in seeing promise in Freebird, which gives corporate travel agencies superpowers when it comes to rebooking travelers.

6 days ago

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Bizly Wants to Kill the Traditional Booking Process For Small Corporate Events

Greg Oates, Skift

For online meeting space booking platforms like Bizly to be profitable, they have to offer both automated purchase capabilities and chat functionality with live venue staff to satisfy the demands of enterprise clients.

6 days ago

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

HotelPlanner Picks up TravelTicker: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The group booking company is on an acquisition spree. Plus, other startups raise funding for booking platforms for serviced apartments, event spaces, and branded budget hotels, while one Indian booking site gets a new investor owner.

2 weeks ago

Thayer Ventures’ New Travel Tech Fund Will Be Cautious About Consumer Startups

Thayer Ventures’ New Travel Tech Fund Will Be Cautious About Consumer Startups

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Despite the recent attempts at corporate venture capital by JetBlue, Booking.com, and other big players, many travel companies prefer to invest in startups via traditional venture funds instead.

3 weeks ago

Booking Tech Platform Triptease Raises $9 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Booking Tech Platform Triptease Raises $9 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Triptease has successfully faced down legal threats from Booking.com over its tactics to help hotels boost direct bookings. The startup says it has signed up 17,000 hotels as clients.

3 weeks ago

Hundredrooms Gets $4 Million for Vacation Rental Metasearch: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hundredrooms Gets $4 Million for Vacation Rental Metasearch: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Hundredrooms plans to challenge Tripping.com and AllTheRooms in vacation rental metasearch. Meanwhile, OneTwoTrip gets more funding, while Coras and Ithaca debut.

4 weeks ago

Boom Tech Raises $33 Million for Supersonic Jet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Boom Tech Raises $33 Million for Supersonic Jet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Boom will get a supersonic jet to test, Ixigo will get help with its Indian expansion, and Eventerprise will expand beyond South Africa — all thanks to fresh rounds of funding.

1 month ago

Skift’s Most Interesting Corporate Travel Startups 2017

Skift’s Most Interesting Corporate Travel Startups 2017

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Innovation used to be hard to come by in corporate travel. Today, these startups are doing the hard work of moving the industry forward -- and major players are paying attention.

1 month ago

5 Travel Startups Popularizing Installment Payments for Vacations

5 Travel Startups Popularizing Installment Payments for Vacations

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the past nine months, a group of relatively low-profile startups began signing up brands like Expedia and United Vacations to the concept of layaway plans for buying travel.

1 month ago

Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Raises $1.8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tour Booking Platform Rezdy Raises $1.8 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It has been a big week for small players, as investors placed bets on startups in these sectors: tours-and-activities, ground transportation, Brazilian flight booking, and digital marketing.

1 month ago

Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch in 2017

Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch in 2017

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Here are innovative young travel companies, from Medellín to Beijing, that are poised to achieve escape velocity.

1 month ago