Articles tagged “vcroundup”

Ad Tech Firm Urban Airship Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Ad Tech Firm Urban Airship Raises $25 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

If you think you've been getting a lot of push notifications from travel companies, you ain't seen nothing yet. Companies like Urban Airship are aiming to make the most of this path for reaching travelers.

2 days ago

Hipcamp Raises $9.5 Million for Campsite Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hipcamp Raises $9.5 Million for Campsite Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Public campgrounds were already an alternative form of travel. But now there's "alternative alternative travel." Meet the startup Hipcamp, which is like an Airbnb for privately-owned campsites and hosted experiences.

1 week ago

PerfectStay Raises $17 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

PerfectStay Raises $17 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week's roundup of travel startup funding includes a Paris-based travel distribution technology company, a San Francisco-based corporate travel booking tool, and a London-based maker of property management software.

2 weeks ago

ForwardX Raises $10 Million for Self-Pushing Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

ForwardX Raises $10 Million for Self-Pushing Luggage: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Robotic luggage that follows you like a golden retriever. An app for ordering beautiful people to attend your event. A tool for making corporate travel as pleasant as leisure travel. These are the fantastical ideas that got funded this week.

3 weeks ago

Rizort Raises $2.9 Million for VR-Infused Travel Advice: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Rizort Raises $2.9 Million for VR-Infused Travel Advice: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Can virtual reality content play a role in helping to persuade travelers to book luxury destinations in Southeast Asia? That's the bet made by Rizort, an online travel agency startup that received funding this week.

1 month ago

Divvy Raises $10.5 Million to Tame Expense Reports: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Divvy Raises $10.5 Million to Tame Expense Reports: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Divvy is an expense management startup that faces formidable competition from incumbent players, such as Concur, Certify, and Expensify. To draw users, it's offering business travel booking discounts and tools. Clever.

1 month ago

Cruise Agency Dreamlines Raises $55 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Cruise Agency Dreamlines Raises $55 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Cruise lines better hope that Dreamlines and other online booking tools for cruise travel don't interfere too much with their long-standing business models.

1 month ago

Life House Raises $40 Million to Modernize Hotels: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Life House Raises $40 Million to Modernize Hotels: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Life House is a hospitality company that strives to be an experience platform offering more than mere beds to sleep in, echoing some of the Megatrends Skift identified for 2018. But it's unclear why investors in the company think it will scale as rapidly as venture capitalists typically expect.

2 months ago

Guesty Raises $19 Million for Vacation Rental Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Guesty Raises $19 Million for Vacation Rental Sales: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Travel startups raised more than $128 million this week. Tel Aviv-based Guesty, which is like a Salesforce for vacation rental property managers, was one of the fortunate companies.

2 months ago

TravelPerk Raises $21 Million for Business Travel Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

TravelPerk Raises $21 Million for Business Travel Bookings: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

TravelPerk's and TravelTriangle's fundings are yet a further sign that Skift called it right in our 2018 megatrend predictions. We said companies are investing heavily in treating business travelers as respectable consumers rather than as animals that need prodding like goats.

2 months ago

IfOnly Raises $20 Million for Activities Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

IfOnly Raises $20 Million for Activities Booking: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

MasterCard, Hyatt, and others must have done their homework before they invested in IfOnly. Still, the startup certainly expects outsiders to take too much on faith about its progress.

3 months ago

Dubai Agency HolidayMe Raises $12 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Dubai Agency HolidayMe Raises $12 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

As winter gives way to spring, at least in the northern hemisphere, startups raised more than $24 million to expand online travel booking and planning in the Middle East and Europe. Just in time for consumers planning summer trips.

3 months ago