Articles tagged “vcroundup”

Hostmaker Raises $15 Million for Short-Term Rental Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hostmaker Raises $15 Million for Short-Term Rental Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the California gold rush, businesses once sold pickaxes to prospectors. In today's vacation rental gold rush, they're selling management services to the property owners. The safest bets are always adjacent services.

7 days ago

Airbnb Rival Xiaozhu Raises $120 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airbnb Rival Xiaozhu Raises $120 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The moneyed set looked East this week as China had its second travel unicorn, Xiaozhu, receive a billion-dollar valuation, following in the footsteps of its rival, Tujia, China's first travel unicorn. Meanwhile, Ctrip bought Trip.com

3 weeks ago

GuestReady Raises $3 Million for Airbnb Rental Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

GuestReady Raises $3 Million for Airbnb Rental Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

While venture capital funding of startups has dropped steadily since 2012, there are still ideas investors find worth funding, such as for short-term rental management, event venue marketplaces, and hotel distribution.

4 weeks ago

Location-Data Specialist Mapbox Raises $164 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Location-Data Specialist Mapbox Raises $164 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Mapbox’s funding shows that Google will once again face competition for location-based data, which is good for market dynamics.

1 month ago

Secret Escapes Raises $111 Million in a Flash Sales Revival: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Secret Escapes Raises $111 Million in a Flash Sales Revival: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Groupon may have its struggles and many similar sites have gone out of business, but travel flash sales have a stubborn persistence — even if they would probably get additional traction in more perilous economic times.

2 months ago

Home Rental Platform Le Collectionist Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Home Rental Platform Le Collectionist Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

With this funding, Le Collectionist ramps up its marketing of luxury vacation rentals. But Airbnb and other tech and lodging brands may not let this profitable segment be siphoned off by this and other young startups for long.

2 months ago

Package Vacation Platform GoFro Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Package Vacation Platform GoFro Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Startups in India and Turkey have benefited from investment by venture capital firms located outside those countries. That's a trend that's a mixed blessing.

3 months ago

India Hotel Network Treebo Raises $34 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

India Hotel Network Treebo Raises $34 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel startups raised more than $72 million this week. The most promising of these is Treebo, which is banking on branded hotel networks as a niche in India.

3 months ago

Vacation Rental Network RedAwning Attracts $40 Million Round: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Vacation Rental Network RedAwning Attracts $40 Million Round: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Among the latest travel companies to receive funding, RedAwning and WanderJaunt are applying aspects of hotel franchising to home renting. Other companies will likely pile onto these experiments.

3 months ago

FabHotels Secures $25 Million in a Goldman Sachs-Led Round: Travel Startup Funding This Week

FabHotels Secures $25 Million in a Goldman Sachs-Led Round: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

FabHotel's franchise model joins peers OYO and Treebo in a promising effort to tame the famously fractured budget segment in India by applying consistent standards of service and marketing.

4 months ago

Cash-Back Biz Travel App Raises $7 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Cash-Back Biz Travel App Raises $7 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Dosh says it has 55 people working on letting travelers earn cash back on the money they spend on business trips, while Hoperator has debuted to bring AI tools to hotel chat. Each has promise.

4 months ago

The New Machine-Learning Booking Tool for Road Warriors: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The New Machine-Learning Booking Tool for Road Warriors: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

New tech is going to vastly improve the efficiency of booking business trips, selling tours, and running short-term rentals. But it's too soon to know if these three freshly funded companies, in particular, will pull off the trick.

4 months ago