Articles tagged “thayer ventures”

Beekeeper Raises $45 Million for Online Chat for Non-Desk Hotel Workers

Beekeeper Raises $45 Million for Online Chat for Non-Desk Hotel Workers

Sean O'Neill, Skift

To understand the startup Beekeeper, think of workplace communications tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams. The service helps hourly workers without desktop computers, such as housekeepers, stay up-to-date. The fresh funding underscores a recent boom in hotel tech investment.

5 months ago

Tour Tech Startup Redeam Turns to Industry Vets for Funding

Tour Tech Startup Redeam Turns to Industry Vets for Funding

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Redeam doesn't recommend places to visit, call itself "a Facebook for travel", or indulge in other startup pitch clichés. It strives instead to build a solution to a pain point companies will pay to fix — namely, automating paper voucher redemptions for attractions. How refreshingly uncool.

2 years 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 years ago

Skift Q&A: Hospitality Investor Lee Pillsbury on 100 Years of Industry Disruption

Skift Q&A: Hospitality Investor Lee Pillsbury on 100 Years of Industry Disruption

Samantha Shankman, Skift

If anyone could predict what's in the pipeline for the hospitality industry, it'd be Lee Pillsbury. But the pace of innovation today means that his venture fund is also in search mode to find what the next Hilton or Expedia will be.

6 years ago