Articles tagged “travel venture capital”

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Softbank to Buy Stake in South Korean Travel Startup Yanolja

Yanolja means “Hey, let’s play” in Korean. If Softbank agrees to play, the travel startup will have the capital to go on an acquisitions spree to bolster its global reach. That way it will be more likely to have a successful public listing in the U.S. later.

Softbank to Buy Stake in South Korean Travel Startup Yanolja

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This Berlin Venture Fund Backed Airbnb Early On: Where It’s Placing Bets Now

Lakestar has invested in European travel startups more than any other venture firm, based on total money. Does it know something that others don't?

This Berlin Venture Fund Backed Airbnb Early On: Where It’s Placing Bets Now

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United Airlines Reveals New Venture Arm Won’t Go for Quick Returns

United's heft could help its new corporate venture capital unit, which will be like a barnacle on a whale. Unlike pure-play venture capital firms, United Airlines Ventures can invest for a truly long haul thanks to its strategic focus.

United Airlines Reveals New Venture Arm Won’t Go for Quick Returns

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Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

A soft brand, FlixMobility is like an Oyo for bus and rail. That's why it had a $2.4 billion valuation going into the pandemic. A CEO interview suggests the startup's asset-light model could prove resilient.

Munich-Based Startup FlixMobility Ready for Train and Bus Resurgence in Europe

Online Travel

What This New Dublin Venture Fund Sees as Opportunities in Travel During a Pandemic

To quote venture capitalist Alexia Bonatsos, "Travel startups are about to have a moment."

What This New Dublin Venture Fund Sees as Opportunities in Travel During a Pandemic

Startups

Can SPACs Revive Travel Venture Capital? New Skift Research

After a difficult year, 2021 is likely to be a year of travel startup exits and consolidation fueled by IPOs, M&A, and — new on the scene — SPACs. These deals could help drive renewed enthusiasm for investing in and founding companies within the travel.

Can SPACs Revive Travel Venture Capital? New Skift Research