Articles tagged “vcroundup”

Holidu Raises More Than $5 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Holidu Raises More Than $5 Million for Rental Search: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Holidu has been winning the pandemic. It has become profitable thanks to a surge of interest in vacation rentals and holiday homes. Plus, other startup funding news.

5 days ago

Ubicquia Raises $30 Million for Smart Cities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Ubicquia Raises $30 Million for Smart Cities: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Innovations that cities are incubating today will serve the travel industry tomorrow, as Skift noted as a megatrend earlier this year. The story of Ubicquia, a smart city startup, makes the point. Potential applications of its tech include resort areas and theme parks.

2 weeks ago

BookingKit Gets Millions More for Experiences Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

BookingKit Gets Millions More for Experiences Software: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, we cover funding news from BookingKit (which makes software for tours-and-activities operators), Rotamundos (a budget hotel brand in Mexico), Izy (which provides contactless tech to hotels), Hotelbreak (which lets hotel sell services to non-guests), and Dorma (which rents vacation apartments to Italians).

3 weeks ago

SkyDrive Raises $37 Million for Flying Cars: Travel Startup Funding This Week

SkyDrive Raises $37 Million for Flying Cars: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Entrepreneur and Silicon Valley investor Peter Thiel once famously said: "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters." Fast forward to 2020: SkyDrive hopes to give us flying cars in a few years, bringing remote areas closer. It’s one of a few startups dreaming big in this week’s roundup.

4 weeks ago

Reliable Robotics Raises $25 Million for Pilotless Planes: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Reliable Robotics Raises $25 Million for Pilotless Planes: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

The future's coming right at you. Investors have backed Reliable Robotics, which builds autonomous aircraft, and Movie Hotel, which brings screening rooms and exclusive studio content to properties.

1 month ago

ExcelLand Raises $14 Million for Hotel Robots: Travel Startup Funding This Week

ExcelLand Raises $14 Million for Hotel Robots: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, investors bet more than $136 million in travel-themed startups, including a robot builder, a video-sharing app, and two companies that make multiple types of transport searchable and bookable.

1 month ago

Loge Raises $15 Million for Camp-Themed Hospitality: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Loge Raises $15 Million for Camp-Themed Hospitality: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Investors have recently bet on a few long-term trends: outdoor recreation, smoother business travel, better digital identity management by the travel sector, and next-gen tour operators.

2 months ago

Airside Raises Millions From Bain Capital for Digital Identity Tools: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airside Raises Millions From Bain Capital for Digital Identity Tools: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

This week, startups relevant to the travel sector announced more than $24 million in funding. Their very startup-y sounding names are Airside, Breezeway, and Delightree.

2 months ago

Traveloka Raises $250 Million for Online Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Traveloka Raises $250 Million for Online Travel: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Jakarta-based agency Traveloka, South Korea-based agency MyRealTrip, and Colombia-based agency Awake Travel are among the travel startups that together announced more than $297 million in funding this week.

2 months ago

Gett Lands $100 Million for Ground Transit for Corporate Travelers: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Gett Lands $100 Million for Ground Transit for Corporate Travelers: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Two startups that raised funding this week: Gett, a kind of metasearch for ground transit, and Triparound, which helps hotels and other partners upsell more services to travelers.

2 months ago

Beekeeper Raises $10 Million for Frontline Worker Communications: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Beekeeper Raises $10 Million for Frontline Worker Communications: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Two startups that stand out in this funding roundup are Beekeeper, an operational communications service for staff at hotels and other companies, and Mystifly, an aviation retailing and payments platform.

2 months ago

Zolo Raises $56 Million for Co-Living: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Zolo Raises $56 Million for Co-Living: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Dorms for grown-ups. No-questions-asked travel insurance. Basecamp for "team travel." FareHarbor for ferries. Games for destinations. And more ...

3 months ago