Articles tagged “vcroundup”

Travelio Raises $18 Million for Extended Stay Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travelio Raises $18 Million for Extended Stay Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Travelio, Refundit, and Nowaday together announced more than $31 million in funding. Of particular note is Amadeus' backing of Refundit. The startup offers visitors to European Union countries a mobile app to speed up their claims for rebates for value-added taxes paid on retail shopping.

5 days ago

Comtravo Raises $23 Million for Business Trip Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Comtravo Raises $23 Million for Business Trip Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $60 million in funding for a business travel management agency, a sightseeing and experiences agency, a white-label travel insurance provider, a short-term rental manager that uses master leases in Asia, and a student travel service.

2 weeks ago

Fountain Raises $23 Million for Hospitality Recruitment: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fountain Raises $23 Million for Hospitality Recruitment: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $437 million in funding. Blockchain-based identify management, hospitality worker recruitment, airline distribution, attractions ticketing, and short-term rental property management were some of the hot concepts attracting investors.

3 weeks ago

Blueground Raises $50 Million for Extended-Stay Lodging: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Blueground Raises $50 Million for Extended-Stay Lodging: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups announced more than $64 million in funding. Investors backed innovations in extended-stay lodging, food waste management, voice-powered instructions for airline and hotel workers, help for distressed visitors in India, and event planning tools.

4 weeks ago

July Raises $7 Million for Better Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

July Raises $7 Million for Better Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Melbourne, Australia-based luggage maker July was one of several travel startups that announced collectively more than $21 million in funding this week.

1 month ago

SoftBank Invests in Brazil’s Buser: Travel Startup Funding This Week

SoftBank Invests in Brazil’s Buser: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

By investing in bus booking company Buser, SoftBank continues to add travel-related startups to its portfolio of investments, despite reports of trouble due to its investments in WeWork and Uber that have not met its expectations. Plus, we have this week's news of funding for the startups Jiudianbang, Lyte, Situm, and Skyroam.

1 month ago

Aero Raises $16 Million for Air Service for Millennials: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Aero Raises $16 Million for Air Service for Millennials: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, the startups Aero, TravelBank, Impala, Quicko, and Fyle together announced more than $45 million in funding.

2 months ago

Unbabel Raises $60 Million for Translation Services: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Unbabel Raises $60 Million for Translation Services: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

In the past week, travel startups raised more than $100 million in funding. The companies Unbabel, Beyond Pricing, Travel Easy, Air Doctor, Seatfrog, Cruisewatch, HappyOrNot, Landline, Planet O, and Go Zayaan look to go to the next level.

2 months ago

Chengjia Raises $300 Million for Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Chengjia Raises $300 Million for Short-Term Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $433 million in funding. Companies included Chengjia, Holidu, AvantStay, WanderJaunt, Lavanda, Kambr, Amenitiz, and Beekeeper.

2 months ago

Volocopter Raises $55 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Volocopter Raises $55 Million for Flying Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups Volocopter, Atlas Obscura, KKDay, AmazingCo, Living Map, Sojourn, and Davinci Travel Systems announced more than $93 million in funding. The venture capital sector clearly isn't spooked by talk of recession in some markets.

2 months ago

Hotel Engine Raises $16 Million for Business Travel Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hotel Engine Raises $16 Million for Business Travel Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The funding of business travel management startup Hotel Engine underscores how there's a lot of money and energy pouring into the sector.

2 months ago

Smartair Raises $6 Million for Dynamic Packaging Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Smartair Raises $6 Million for Dynamic Packaging Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week travel startups announced more than $46 million in funding. Of note, two of the companies, Smartair and Tastemakers, are making bets on Africa's online travel growth. Meanwhile, online travel company Hostelworld has invested in Tipi, a software provider for hostel managers.

3 months ago