Startups

Startups

Israeli Startup AIR Wants Consumers to Pilot Flying Cars Using Software

Startup AIR wants to have consumers piloting electric, vertical takeoff and landing vehicles with no training, just software. And if there's a software glitch?

Israeli Startup AIR Wants Consumers to Pilot Flying Cars Using Software

Startups

Why Queen’s Gambit Plans to Take This Transport Startup Public in a $1.5 Billion Blank Check Deal

Investing in the "last mile" of travel can help on a few fronts, such as climate protection, gender equality, and economic development, according to Victoria Grace, founder of blank check firm Queen's Gambit. Makes sense on several levels.

Why Queen’s Gambit Plans to Take This Transport Startup Public in a $1.5 Billion Blank Check Deal

Media and PR

SmarterTravel Revives After Tripadvisor Spinoff: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week a half-dozen travel startups collectively announced more than $87 million in funding, including SmarterTravel, a set of travel content brands once owned by Tripadvisor.

SmarterTravel Revives After Tripadvisor Spinoff: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Travel

SiteMinder Gets Backing From Financial Giant Fidelity Ahead of Hotel Software IPO

SiteMinder minimized the pandemic's hit to revenue by selling new tools to help hotels with payments and digital marketing. No wonder Fidelity International wanted to invest ahead of the startup's likely initial public offering in 2022.

SiteMinder Gets Backing From Financial Giant Fidelity Ahead of Hotel Software IPO

Online Travel

H2O Hospitality Raises $30 Million for Lodging Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

H2O Hospitality is a Korean startup that gained traction in Japan and now plans to offer its hotel and vacation rental management services in other markets. If you can make it in Osaka, you can make it anywhere.

H2O Hospitality Raises $30 Million for Lodging Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Travel

Traveloka Taps Brakes on $400 Million SPAC Deal to Go Public

Are special purpose acquisition companies losing their shine? We'll find out more in the coming months as other travel startups plan to go public.

Traveloka Taps Brakes on $400 Million SPAC Deal to Go Public

Online Travel

Angel Host Raises $5 Million for Vacation Rental Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Travel startups Angel Host, Thatch, Wanderlog, YouTravel, Margin Fuel, Zo World, and others have raised capital this week. Continued innovation is a bright spot as the travel sector heads into the last quarter of the year.

Angel Host Raises $5 Million for Vacation Rental Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Online Travel

Travelport Teams With Amazon Web Services to Support Travel Startups

The travel sector is recovering slowly and unevenly from the pandemic, so startups will need all the help they can get to thrive.

Travelport Teams With Amazon Web Services to Support Travel Startups

Airlines

JetBlue-Backed Startup Flyr Buys Two Companies to Expand Its Airline Software

Airlines have historically been cautious about adopting new technologies. So it's striking to hear any talk that carriers are buying new software during the pandemic-related revenue crisis.

JetBlue-Backed Startup Flyr Buys Two Companies to Expand Its Airline Software

Online Travel

Social Media Influencers Sync With Startup Tools to Sell Travel

This reporter managed to include Kourtney Kardashian's Insta in this story about travel tech. #winning #socialmedia #thinkfluencer

Social Media Influencers Sync With Startup Tools to Sell Travel