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Articles tagged “startups”

Business Travel

TravelPerk Raises $104 Million to Advance AI for Travel Expenses

TravelPerk is another example of a company rethinking employee roles by using the latest advancements in artificial intelligence.

TravelPerk Raises $104 Million to Advance AI for Travel Expenses

Startups

Steller Raises $5 Million for AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup

Another two AI-powered trip planners have raised money this month, plus a startup that detects bed bugs and a new eSIM app.

Steller Raises $5 Million for AI Trip Planner: Startup Funding Roundup

Travel Technology

Tripnotes, a Buzzy ChatGPT-Based Trip Planner, Was Acquired and Shut Down

Tripnotes was among an increasingly crowded space for new trip planning tools powered by generative AI. It won't be the last of them to shut down.

Tripnotes, a Buzzy ChatGPT-Based Trip Planner, Was Acquired and Shut Down

Startups

Travel Startup Funding 2023: We Tracked 200 Investments – Follow The Money

Startup founders and investors have been saying all year that funding is tighter, but travel startups still raised billions in venture capital.

Travel Startup Funding 2023: We Tracked 200 Investments – Follow The Money

Startups

Beond Raises $13 Million for ‘Premium Leisure’ Airline: Startup Funding Roundup

Beond is selling a "premium luxury" air travel experience, and Minut wants to help short-term rental hosts detect things like cigarette smoke and noisy guests.

Beond Raises $13 Million for ‘Premium Leisure’ Airline: Startup Funding Roundup

Online Travel

Klook Raises $210 Million to Compete With Viator and GetYourGuide

Klook turning profitable is good news. And the travel startup's failure to get additional follow-on funding from troubled backer Softbank is unsurprising. Klook has made great strides, but it must someday find an exit for its early investors.

Klook Raises $210 Million to Compete With Viator and GetYourGuide

Hotels

Dubai Startup Envi Lodges Is on a Global Sustainability Mission

Founded two years ago, Envi Lodges is expecting to open its first property next year and already has hopes to spread all over the globe — if it finds the money.

Dubai Startup Envi Lodges Is on a Global Sustainability Mission

Travel Technology

Cabana Seeks Buyers During Tight Venture Capital Market

Venture capital is tight for certain types of startups, so those that need help scaling might run into some trouble.

Cabana Seeks Buyers During Tight Venture Capital Market

Tour Operators

South Africa’s Entrepreneurs Reinvent Tours: From ‘Poorism’ to Authenticity

Daniel Adidwa and Phakamile Hlazo are each building multi-day travel experiences in South Africa. Their stories highlight larger themes about what's next for the sector.

South Africa’s Entrepreneurs Reinvent Tours: From ‘Poorism’ to Authenticity

Startups

YouTrip Raises $50 Million for Payments Platform: Startup Funding Roundup

YouTrip wants to help people more easily make payments while traveling abroad, and Flash Pack want to help solo travelers meet one another on group trips.

YouTrip Raises $50 Million for Payments Platform: Startup Funding Roundup