Articles tagged “vcroundup”

Chrome River Raises $35 Million for Expense Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Chrome River Raises $35 Million for Expense Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

It would be bad if Chrome River spent all of its newfound money on travel and entertainment. But at least it would be able to expense it efficiently if it did.

2 weeks ago

Airwallex Closes $19 Million Round for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airwallex Closes $19 Million Round for Payments Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, startups raised funding to help simplify cross-border transactions, lend consumers money to book travel, offer airport valet services, map interior spaces, automate back-office processes for rental property managers, and split the booking of multiple-night hotel stays. They'll have a happy New Year for sure.

4 weeks ago

OTA Insight Raises $20 Million for Hotel Rate Analysis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

OTA Insight Raises $20 Million for Hotel Rate Analysis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Who needs Santa? This week investors announced more than $179.5 million in funding for startups that specialize in hotel revenue management, baggage transport, and online travel services.

1 month ago

MyVR Raises $6 Million for Rental Property Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

MyVR Raises $6 Million for Rental Property Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Two startups aiming to help vacation rental property managers, one that helps hoteliers market their neighborhood's attractions to guests, and one that helps give business travelers cash back on purchases together raised $18 million this week.

1 month ago

Vietnamese Agency Vntrip Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Vietnamese Agency Vntrip Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

After years of following startup funding trends, it's tempting to move to a developing country to start an online travel agency or metasearch company. On the other hand, we can list dozens of reasons not to.

2 months ago

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.

2 months 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 months 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.

3 months 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.

3 months 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.

4 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.

4 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.

4 months ago