Startups

Startups

Optibus Raises $100 Million for Public Transport Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Public transportation planning software company Optibus spots an opportunity to help cities "build back better" as they redesign networks for buses, trains, bikes and more after the pandemic.

Optibus Raises $100 Million for Public Transport Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Japan Airlines Gave This Startup Travel Subscription Service a Lift

Japanese startup Kabuk Style has thousands of travelers booking hotels and guesthouses via subscription. A recent promotion with the airline JAL boosted the company's profile.

Japan Airlines Gave This Startup Travel Subscription Service a Lift

Startups

Hotailors Lands $24 Million to Build New Financial Products: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hotaliors secures more cash to develop new products and carry out a rebrand, while insurance platform Faye wants to make claim processes even easier with fresh funding.

Hotailors Lands $24 Million to Build New Financial Products: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Why European Investing Giant Kinnevik Is Betting on Travel Startups

Even though Kinnevik is Europe's largest publicly listed startup investor, it has only recently begun to take stakes in travel startups. What it looks for in companies tells a broader story of how investors generally view the sector.

Why European Investing Giant Kinnevik Is Betting on Travel Startups

Startups

Sensible Weather Raises $12 Million to Hedge Against Rainy Vacations: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, a climate risk technology company has raised more cash to develop its Weather Guarantee product, while Relay plans to put more of its delivery robots into hotels.

Sensible Weather Raises $12 Million to Hedge Against Rainy Vacations: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hotels

Hotel Startup Mint House Raises $35 Million to Target Business Travelers

Mint House reports some eye-popping performance metrics comparable to premium hotel brands. No wonder Allen Smith, the former CEO of Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, has joined the startup's board.

Hotel Startup Mint House Raises $35 Million to Target Business Travelers

Startups

Raus Raises $3 Million for Nature-Themed Escapes: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, Germany's Raus topped up its investment to attract more city dwellers and nature enthusiasts to its cabin getaways, while Mondee secured $20 million as it gears up to go public.

Raus Raises $3 Million for Nature-Themed Escapes: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Rapido Raises $180 Million for Bike Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, Indian online food ordering and delivery platform Swiggy is backing Rapido to help its expand its fleet, while VC firm Andreessen Horowitz has launched a program called a16z START to fund, and nurture, the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Rapido Raises $180 Million for Bike Taxis: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Itilite Raises $29 Million to Streamline Expenses: Travel Startup Funding This Week

India's Itilite is riding the wave of business trips finally returning, with its eyes on the U.S. market, while in Europe Valpas has raised some money to stamp out the problem of bedbugs ruining tourists' long-awaited holidays.

Itilite Raises $29 Million to Streamline Expenses: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Hotels

OTA Insight Buys Kriya as Hotel Owners Seek Data Analytics

This deal reflects a broader trend of hotel operators and owners seeking tools to analyze their data. The old way of using a mess of spreadsheets became unmanageable during the labor crunch.

OTA Insight Buys Kriya as Hotel Owners Seek Data Analytics