Articles tagged “vcroundup”

Setoo Raises $9.3 Million for Insurance Innovation: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Setoo Raises $9.3 Million for Insurance Innovation: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Setoo is helping to pioneer a wave of customized protection products, such as letting travelers buy coverage to get money back if there's not enough snow during a ski trip. The new products could provide more upselling opportunities for travel suppliers and online agencies.

2 days ago

Beekeeper Raises $13 Million for Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Beekeeper Raises $13 Million for Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Beekeeper is joining Expedia-owned Alice, Amadeus-owned HotSOS, and fast-growing Quore in helping boost the effectiveness of hospitality worker communication.

1 week ago

TripCreator Raises $8 Million for Itinerary Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TripCreator Raises $8 Million for Itinerary Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, itinerary tool TripCreator, luggage maker Paravel, and travel distribution software maker Duffel all announced funding rounds.

2 weeks ago

Kimkim Raises $3.7 Million for Agent Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Kimkim Raises $3.7 Million for Agent Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Kimkim, Travello, and Travelstop together announced more than $8.5 million in funding this week. The leisure travel agency, the social travel model, and the business travel booking tool, respectively, are each seeing new twists.

3 weeks ago

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Homelike Raises $14 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The market for long-term serviced apartments is being dragged, thankfully, into the digital era by companies like Homelike. Plus: Funding news for Roomex, FunNow, Vntrip, and Roto Travel.

1 month ago

KuaiBangXing Links Chinese Travelers With Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

KuaiBangXing Links Chinese Travelers With Activities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

KuaiBangXing, an activities booking startup, focuses on making it easier for Chinese visitors to North America to sample tours and attractions. It sets up guided transportation between outings, and it lets customers pay with China's popular WeChat Pay system.

1 month ago

Investors Bet Millions More in China: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Investors Bet Millions More in China: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

China's travel startup scene is less well covered in Western media due to the language barrier, but is nonetheless just as vibrant as the West's.

1 month ago

Rental Management Firm Hostmaker Raises $5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Rental Management Firm Hostmaker Raises $5 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Flipping property management companies may become the new house flipping — if larger startups like Hostmaker start acquiring smaller ones, as we expect they will.

2 months ago

Expense Management Startup Divvy Raises $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Expense Management Startup Divvy Raises $35 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Divvy launched in April, and it may already be valued at $150 million. One possible lesson for other startups is that customers may be eager for simple, one-stop interfaces because they're facing "dashboard fatigue" from having to check too many other online systems.

2 months ago

Secret Escapes Raises $67 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Secret Escapes Raises $67 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If he were around today, Gordon Gekko of the movie Wall Street would probably say, "Cheap money is good." A combination of factors has made it relatively more easy to obtain funding for startups in many countries.

2 months ago

Headout Raises $10 Million for Activities Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Headout Raises $10 Million for Activities Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors have bet big on luxury experiences, with investments in Headout, which offers last-minute activities; Key Concierge, which does something similar for luxury rental properties; My Daydream, which offers customized upscale tours; and Seatfrog, which offers last-minute upgrades.

2 months ago

Airwallex Receives $80 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airwallex Receives $80 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The past week has seen remarkable fundings of a cross-border payments company, Airwallex, a luggage maker, Away, and a social travel recommendation service, Fever. Of all of these, "fever" has the name that best captures the frothy valuations.

3 months ago