Articles tagged “startups”

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Lilium Raises $240 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lilium Raises $240 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Take a break from all the bad news and dream about flying taxis.

2 months ago

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

From Crisis Will Come Eventual Opportunity for Venture Capital in Travel: New Skift Research

Seth Borko, Skift Research

We are headed into a winter for travel startups. But travel won't be gone forever. And history teaches us that startups are often the first to pinpoint our industry’s new direction as we exit a crisis.

2 months ago

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Bimble Raises $1.5 Million for Trip Inspiration: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Bimble and Pruvo announced they had raised more than $1 million each in funding, despite the coronavirus crisis. Keep hope alive.

2 months ago

Cloudbeds Raises $82 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Cloudbeds Raises $82 Million for Hospitality Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Cloudbeds' ability to raise $82 million validates both its strategy and the broader hospitality tech sector. Other notable fundings this week include Checkfront, which helps tours-and-activities operators handle bookings and payments, and SuitePad, which supplies digital tablets to hotel guest rooms.

3 months ago

Yonder Raises $4 Million for Nature Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Yonder Raises $4 Million for Nature Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Yonder, Airside, GogoBus, and TPConnects announced investments this week, showing that startup funding continued despite the recent global coronavirus crisis.

3 months ago

Xband Raises $28 Million for Chinese Rural Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Xband Raises $28 Million for Chinese Rural Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Startups that got funding this week included Xband, which runs model villages in China, Lanes & Planes, a travel management company, Oaky, a specialist in hospitality upselling, Revl, an automated souvenir video service, and Viselio, a visa application simplifier.

3 months ago

Loyalty Prime Raises Funding for Subscription-Based Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Loyalty Prime Raises Funding for Subscription-Based Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Several travel companies, such as Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Frankfurt Airport, have used the services of Loyalty Prime, a startup that builds next-generation software for running loyalty programs. Loyalty Prime's new funding is part of a wave of investment that we expect to see in loyalty tech companies.

3 months ago

New Funding Will Help Colombian Hotel Chain Ayenda Push Into Peru

New Funding Will Help Colombian Hotel Chain Ayenda Push Into Peru

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Ayenda's Series A is notable for being led by Kaszek, a giant among Latin American venture firms. The industry will be watching to see if Ayenda can apply Oyo's model of bringing brand standards to budget hotels without running up Oyo's large losses.

3 months ago

Investor Heavyweight Lakestar Bets on Limehome and Impala: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Investor Heavyweight Lakestar Bets on Limehome and Impala: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Of particular note this week is that top-tier European venture capital firm Lakestar has bet on two companies: Impala, which helps hotels talk to other businesses, and Limehome, a next-generation hotel brand. Lakestar is best known for having invested early in companies like Airbnb, Skype, and Spotify. The travel sector can use all the smart money it can get.

4 months ago

Turo Raises $30 Million More for Rental Car Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Turo Raises $30 Million More for Rental Car Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Turo, H20, Gtriip, Beekeeper, Immfly, Wishbox, and NannyBag announced more than $57 million collectively in funding.

4 months ago

Frontify Raises $22 Million for Digital Brand Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Frontify Raises $22 Million for Digital Brand Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Frontify helps companies like Lufthansa keep their brand assets in order, while Upgrade Pack offers a subscription service for access to exclusive discounts on flight and hotel upgrades, plus other interesting startup ideas in this week's funding roundup.

4 months ago

Life House Raises $30 Million for Next-Gen Hotel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Life House Raises $30 Million for Next-Gen Hotel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A few startups receiving funding this week deserve props for trying to shake up travel. Life House is targeting a brand gap left by major hotel groups in some markets. ByHours raised funding for letting guests book stays of as little as three hours at partner hotels. Stasher offers a network of rentable storage spaces for travelers' bags.

4 months ago