Articles tagged “vcroundup”

Life House Raises $30 Million for Next-Gen Hotel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Life House Raises $30 Million for Next-Gen Hotel Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

A few startups receiving funding this week deserve props for trying to shake up travel. Life House is targeting a brand gap left by major hotel groups in some markets. ByHours raised funding for letting guests book stays of as little as three hours at partner hotels. Stasher offers a network of rentable storage spaces for travelers' bags.

5 days ago

Xiezhu Raises $37 Million for Smart Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Xiezhu Raises $37 Million for Smart Hotel Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $100 million in funding. One company to call out is Xiezhu. It provides software and hardware to about 8,000 hotels in China. We expect broad growth in the "smart hotels" trend, which involves devices such as electronic door locks for guest rooms that can be opened by voice or facial recognition.

2 weeks ago

DAQ Soft Raises $5 Million for Smart Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

DAQ Soft Raises $5 Million for Smart Tourism: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups DAQ Soft, The Guild, Shep, Hellotickets, Bob, Beonprice, Whizar, IceLolly, and Your Rentals raised funding. It's great that angel investors continue to support early-stage companies.

3 weeks ago

Domio Raises $50 Million for Apartment-Style Hotels: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Domio Raises $50 Million for Apartment-Style Hotels: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups, including TravelFlan, Beachy, HalalBooking, and GuruWalk, announced more than $63 million in funding. Most notably, Domio disclosed a $50 million Series B round, underscoring the ongoing growth in the short-term rental of apartments with hotel-style services.

1 month ago

Zeus Raises $55 Million for Extended-Stay Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Zeus Raises $55 Million for Extended-Stay Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $139 million in funding for concepts including extended-stay corporate housing, short-term rental-style pop-up hotels, co-living spaces, and landing ports for flying taxis.

2 months ago

2C2P Raises $52 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

2C2P Raises $52 Million for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, travel startups announced more than $101 million in funding for a range of concepts, including cross-border payments technology, short-term property management services, digital marketing help, and hotel tech.

2 months ago

Tencent Bets Big on Ctrip-Backed LvYue Hotel Group: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Tencent Bets Big on Ctrip-Backed LvYue Hotel Group: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Is there anything that Trip.com Group (formerly Ctrip) won't do? LvYue Hotel Group is its upscale counterpart to Oyo, a set of hotel brands run in partnership with local operators in 10 Asian countries and run on cloud-based software.

2 months ago

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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months ago