Articles tagged “startups”

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CellPoint Mobile Raises $14 Million for App Services: Travel Startup Funding This Week

CellPoint Mobile Raises $14 Million for App Services: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

CellPoint Mobile, which helps airlines and other travel companies run their mobile apps more effectively, has received $14 million in investment. The move underscores the ongoing venture capital interest in business-to-business services in travel.

2 months ago

Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Props to Volantio, which won the Air Pitch startup competition at Skift Global Forum last year, for now getting investment and sales support from Amadeus.

3 months ago

General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

General Atlantic Buys Startup Kiwi.com in Travel Tech Play by Private Equity

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A top-tier private equity firm like General Atlantic should provide a strong tailwind for Kiwi as it branches out from selling plane tickets into other types of travel. But it's a bit surprising that Ctrip.com or another travel conglomerate didn't bite instead.

3 months ago

Interprefy Raises $2.8 Million for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Interprefy Raises $2.8 Million for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Startups announcing funding this week include Mindsay, a travel chatbot maker, Interprefy, a service for providing remote interpreters for events, Airfree, a service that sells duty-free products online during flights, and Airblack, a social-travel commerce startup.

3 months ago

Accor Backs Chatbot Tech Builder Mindsay in $10 Million Funding Round

Accor Backs Chatbot Tech Builder Mindsay in $10 Million Funding Round

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The funding of French startup Mindsay may be small news. But interviews with its customers Iberia and CWT suggest that a second wave of chatbot technology has stopped frustrating travelers with as many misunderstandings as the earlier tech did. That's a big deal for the sector.

3 months ago

Booking Site Ixigo’s Rail-First Strategy Propels Growth in India

Booking Site Ixigo’s Rail-First Strategy Propels Growth in India

Sean O'Neill, Skift

An exclusive first look at Ixigo's fiscal year financials reveals that the travel price-comparison startup is growing rapidly. Its story suggests how business models that originated in Western markets sometimes need to adapt to local needs to succeed in emerging markets.

3 months ago

Prowler Raises $24 Million for Decision Tool: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Prowler Raises $24 Million for Decision Tool: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups announced more than $309 million in funding, as Mafengwo, Prowler.io, Instawork, Revenue Analytics, Dawex, and Outpost received investments.

3 months ago

YouTrip Raises $25 Million for a Digital Wallet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

YouTrip Raises $25 Million for a Digital Wallet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week's travel startups, including YouTrip, GetYourGuide, Away, and Anyplace, announced more than $611 million in funding.

3 months ago

Tourlane Raises $47 Million for Multiday Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tourlane Raises $47 Million for Multiday Tours: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Planning and booking complex international trips remains a pain point, and Tourlane, Skylark, and TravelLocal are part of a growing wave of companies attempting to provide savvier solutions for travelers. Plus: funding news for authentic souvenir aggregator Rare Planet, serviced apartments provider Mint House, and sustainable mobility tech provider TransitScreen.

3 months ago

Masabi Raises $20 Million for Ticketing Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Masabi Raises $20 Million for Ticketing Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Masabi enables cities, such as Denver and Sydney, to sell tickets on public transit via the mobile apps of travel companies like Uber. Meanwhile, Elenium disrupts airport self check-in, Pana pivots into corporate travel, and Sweetguest surfs the growth in management services for vacation rentals.

4 months ago

How Healthcare’s Gender Bias Created a Booming Wellness Industry

How Healthcare’s Gender Bias Created a Booming Wellness Industry

Laura Powell, Skift

Ask any woman, and she’ll likely tell you she’s been told by a medical doctor, either implicitly or explicitly, that “it’s all in your head.” The medical industry’s tendency to dismiss many of the health concerns of female patients has been a big factor in the rise of the wellness industry.

4 months ago

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week’s startup funding announcements reveal broader industry investment themes, such as the need for marketing tools for the owners of short-term rentals and for talent recruitment technology to help fill labor gaps in the tourism industry.

4 months ago