Articles tagged “venture capital”

Startups

Ukio Raises $28 Million for Short-Term Rentals for Remote Workers

Almost every week, a short-term rental platform or ancillary software service reports that it has raised millions. It’s almost like there’s a growing demand for their services. There were two this week, and the star is Barcelona-based Ukio.

Ukio Raises $28 Million for Short-Term Rentals for Remote Workers

Startups

Deal Engine Raises $5.3 Million to Help Airlines Save Post-Booking

There weren't big numbers this week, but there were investments from some big-name venture capital firms: F-Prime Capital, JetBlue Ventures, Thayer Ventures, and Plug and Play.

Deal Engine Raises $5.3 Million to Help Airlines Save Post-Booking

Travel Technology

Travel Tech Investment Is on Unstable Ground: Here’s What Industry Pros Say

Sometimes raising investment is hard, and sometimes it's harder. But that's no reason not to move forward — a product that's strong and needed will still sell.

Travel Tech Investment Is on Unstable Ground: Here’s What Industry Pros Say

Startups

Hotel Software Startup Way Raises $20 Million to Help Ticket Experiences: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Lodgify plans to expand its short-term rental management software globally, BookOutdoors wants to bring campsites into the 21st century, and Way exited stealth mode with a full list of clients.

Hotel Software Startup Way Raises $20 Million to Help Ticket Experiences: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel Technology

The Case for Virtual Experiences Thriving Even as In-Person Travel Returns

Amazon divested from its virtual experiences venture, but that doesn't necessarily mean the small players should do the same.

The Case for Virtual Experiences Thriving Even as In-Person Travel Returns

Announcements

State of Travel 2022: New Skift Research

So much has happened in the travel industry in recent years. This new report by Skift Research puts perspective on those dizzying changes by providing definitive and data-driven insight into the current state of the travel industry, and the trends that will shape the future.

State of Travel 2022: New Skift Research

Business Travel

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

The inaugural Build In Tulsa Techstars Accelerator has group travel, payments and even networking in its sights as it builds on the Black Wall Street legacy.

Black Entrepreneurs Receive Support for Ideas Focused on Travel

Startups

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

In a quiet week for travel tech fundraising, highlights include a 3 million pound crowdfunding for a service that lets consumers rent a yacht to feel like, well, a yacht owner. Slowing venture capital returns may be a caution flag for deals later this year.

Borrow a Boat Raises $3.6 Million for Yacht-Rental Service: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Business Travel

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Startup Draper House, which is part of the billionaire investor's funding network, is the perfect embodiment of entrepreneurial tourism, a fast-growing sub sector that blends startup culture and venture capital with hospitality. Co-branding opportunities could help it expand rapidly.

Venture Capital Legend Tim Draper Looks to Franchise Hostels

Startups

A Big Bet on ‘Mystery Vacations’: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A London startup is betting that travelers will take mystery vacations, learning their destinations at the airport. A Czech travel agency raises $100 million for expansion. And other venture capital and funding news this week.

A Big Bet on ‘Mystery Vacations’: Travel Startup Funding This Week