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Articles tagged “venture capital”

Startups

Squake Raises $3.8 Million to Calculate Travel Carbon Emissions: Startup Funding Roundup

Squake has a mission to spread the word about travel carbon emissions, while HiJiffy is using tech from ChatGPT to power a chatbot for hotels.

Squake Raises $3.8 Million to Calculate Travel Carbon Emissions: Startup Funding Roundup

Startups

Smiler Raises $8.5 Million to Connect Photographers with Tourists: Startup Funding Roundup

Smiler wants to make it easier for photographers and tourists to connect at travel destinations, while more startups are venturing into developing sustainable aviation fuel.

Smiler Raises $8.5 Million to Connect Photographers with Tourists: Startup Funding Roundup

Startups

CleanJoule Raises $50 Million for Sustainable Jet Fuel: Startup Funding Roundup

CleanJoule wants to make jet fuel from agricultural waste, while Atly is building an app that's a cross between a mapping tool and social media.

CleanJoule Raises $50 Million for Sustainable Jet Fuel: Startup Funding Roundup

Startups

Faye Raises $10 Million for Travel Insurance App: Startup Funding Roundup

Faye wants to make travel insurance more accessible, and more startups are raising money to digitize hotel operations.

Faye Raises $10 Million for Travel Insurance App: Startup Funding Roundup

Startups

Worldia Raises $27 Million for Travel Agency Booking Platform

Worldia wants to help travel agents book several parts of a trip through a single platform, and Travel.win is curating travel products that credit card companies can use for their loyalty programs.

Worldia Raises $27 Million for Travel Agency Booking Platform

Online Travel

UK Online Travel Entrepreneur Hugo Burge Dies at 51

Burge's death leaves a void for those who worked with him in online travel and at startups he invested in. His more recent support of artists and other creators left a cultural legacy in the UK.

UK Online Travel Entrepreneur Hugo Burge Dies at 51

Startups

Viatu Raises $1 Million to Book Eco-Friendly Trips in Africa

The startups featured want to sell eco-friendly trips to Africa, e-bike rides in London, and train ticket upgrades throughout the UK.

Viatu Raises $1 Million to Book Eco-Friendly Trips in Africa

Travel Technology

Mews Triples North America Hotel Tech Business With 6th Acquisition 

The founder of Mews said late last year that there were more acquisitions in the pipeline. Here's the first since then, with no signs that it will be the last.

Mews Triples North America Hotel Tech Business With 6th Acquisition 

Startups

Whimstay Raises $10 Million for Last-Minute Vacation Rental Bookings

Short-term rentals are continuing to gain ground everywhere, as can be seen with raises this week for platforms in three different parts of the world.

Whimstay Raises $10 Million for Last-Minute Vacation Rental Bookings

Travel Technology

Why Travel Tech Startup Heygo Closed a Year After Raising $20 Million

A consumer platform for virtual travel was probably doomed no matter what. But its founder tried, grieved the loss, and is now moving on with a pocketful of lessons and his head held high.

Why Travel Tech Startup Heygo Closed a Year After Raising $20 Million