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Venture Capital

Data Firm Journera Raises Another $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Closely watched travel-data startup Journera raises another $10 million from big-name venture firms — and claims it can be profitable by next year. In a very different deal, an Alaskan airline is raising money online to fund expansion to Asia. Will it work? Since no major airline has tried it, it's hard to say.

Data Firm Journera Raises Another $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Startups

Swiss Travel Startup Chain4Travel Raises $4.5 Million for Blockchain: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Chain4Travel raised money to promote blockchain-based travel sales, but the track record of success is short and the technology's comparative advantage over what travel agencies use now remains to be proven.

Swiss Travel Startup Chain4Travel Raises $4.5 Million for Blockchain: 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

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

Startups

Why Private Equity Firm Certares Is Dabbling in Travel Venture Investing

Chantal Noble Haldorsen appears to be one of the rising stars of travel tech investing. Savvy entrepreneurs will note her insights.

Why Private Equity Firm Certares Is Dabbling in Travel Venture Investing

Startups

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

This week, travel startups Groups360 and Amenitiz announced more than $65 million in funding.

Groups360 Raises $35 Million for Meeting Planning: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Airlines

JetBlue Invests in Battery Developer for Electric Aircraft

Electric aviation got another vote of support from JetBlue Technology Ventures. The venture capital arm of its namesake airline is investing in a battery systems developer that could become a leader in powering the many electrified aircraft in development today.

JetBlue Invests in Battery Developer for Electric Aircraft