Articles tagged “startups”

Startups

UAE’s Dharma Helps Passion Brands Build Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The startup Dharma has a fresh concept for you: "travel brand as a service." It's a white-label tour operator that runs on software automation and focuses on niche customer segments.

UAE’s Dharma Helps Passion Brands Build Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Short-Term Rentals

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Sonder's delayed stock market debut came to be, finally. Now with a $310 million injection of proceeds from private investors, and tapping into a $165 million credit line, the company can go about its business trying to build the next household name hospitality brand.

Sonder Underwhelms in Public Debut

Startups

Australia’s Camplify Benefits From the ‘Van Life’ Trend

In 2021, Camplify went public as a kind of Airbnb for recreational vehicles. Its financial numbers help serve as a benchmark for the potential of this segment, with its many competitors.

Australia’s Camplify Benefits From the  ‘Van Life’ Trend

Startups

Sensible Weather Designs Trip Insurance: Travel Startup Funding This Week

One of many startups that recently raised funding was Sensible Weather, which creates trip cancellation policies for unexpected storms and temperatures. It's a sign that all the talk about "big data" is delivering useful products at last.

Sensible Weather Designs Trip Insurance: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel Technology

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

By acquiring Argentinan vendor Whyline, Clear is doubling down on technology that allows travelers to reserve a spot in line when they check in for their flight. This "virtual queueing" tech could be used outside of airports, too, such as at attraction parks, in conference venues, and on cruise ships.

Clear Buys Technology That Holds a Traveler’s Place in Line

Startups

Mexico’s GuruHotel Raises $2.1 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups announced more than $200 million in funding, including GuruHotel, a startup that helps smaller hotels accept direct bookings and market their properties.

Mexico’s GuruHotel Raises $2.1 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel Technology

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

The venture arm of enterprise giant Salesforce may see its investment in Mews as yet another way to get its array of services into the hands of hotel companies.

Salesforce-Backed Mews Shifts Hotel Tech Focus From Room to Guest

Online Travel

Klook Taps Rise in Domestic Travel for Growth in Experience Bookings

Klook has adapted seemingly well to the pandemic by switching its focus from international inbound travelers to domestic consumers. But along the way, it attracted a new set of commercial rivals. It must stay vigilant.

Klook Taps Rise in Domestic Travel for Growth in Experience Bookings

Travel Technology

Easol Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Easol, which is like a Shopify for experience operators, has gotten backing from top-tier investor Tiger Global. Meanwhile, BookMe, a startup in Pakistan, has also raised money.

Easol Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airlines

JetBlue-Backed Weather Startup Tomorrow.io to Go Public Via SPAC Deal

Silicon Valley sometimes mocks travel companies for not being as nimble as tech startups. So it's refreshing to learn that JetBlue Airways was a valuable mentor to Tomorrow.io, a tech startup that is now being valued at more than $700 million.

JetBlue-Backed Weather Startup Tomorrow.io to Go Public Via SPAC Deal