Duffel Raises $21.5 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A photo of key team members for Duffel, a travel startup that has been backed by Benchmark, a famous investment firm. Steve Domin, co-founder and CEO of Duffel, is in the center wearing shorts. Duffel Skift Take: This week travel startups GuestReady Group, Duffel, MagicStay, and Fairjungle announced more than $32 million in funding. — … [Read more…]

CellPoint Mobile Raises $14 Million for App Services: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The Emirates mobile app, which is partly powered by tech from CellPoint Mobile, which has just announced that it has received financing. Emirates Skift Take: CellPoint Mobile, which helps airlines and other travel companies run their mobile apps more effectively, has received $14 million in investment. The move underscores the ongoing venture capital interest in … [Read more…]

Amadeus Backs Startup Volantio to Help Airlines Manage Overbooked Flights

A view of the Atlanta office of Volantio, a travel tech startup that has received backing from Amadeus. Volantio Skift Take: Props to Volantio, which won the Air Pitch startup competition at Skift Global Forum last year, for now getting investment and sales support from Amadeus. — Sean O’Neill 2pk Deluxe Garment Bags With Pockets … [Read more…]

Prowler Raises $24 Million for Decision Tool: Travel Startup Funding This Week

The co-founders of Prowler.io, with CEO Vishal Chatrath (center), chief technology officer Dongho Kim (left), and head of finance Engineering Aleksi Tukiainen (right). This week Prowler.io and other startups received investments. Prowler.io Skift Take: This week travel startups announced more than $309 million in funding, as Mafengwo, Prowler.io, Instawork, Revenue Analytics, Dawex, and Outpost received … [Read more…]

Masabi Raises $20 Million for Ticketing Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Masabi offers public transit authorities software for mobile payments via providers like Mastercard and lets Uber and other travel companies sell their tickets. Mastercard Skift Take: Masabi enables cities, such as Denver and Sydney, to sell tickets on public transit via the mobile apps of travel companies like Uber. Meanwhile, Elenium disrupts airport self check-in, … [Read more…]

Rentals United Raises $4 Million for Distribution Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Shown here are members of the Rentals United startup. James Burrows, CEO, is in the middle. Co-founder Vanessa de Souza Lage is to the left of him. Rentals United, which provides a tech platform for vacation rental property managers, has raised $4.25 million. Rentals United Skift Take: This week’s startup funding announcements reveal broader industry … [Read more…]

Bizzabo and Gather Raise Millions for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

An image from the HubSpot Inbound 2018 conference in Boston. Hubspot used the services of meetings tech startup Bizzabo to run its event. Bizzabo raised $27 million in Series D funding this week. HubSpot Skift Take: Two event tech startups, Bizzabo and Gather, have raised millions in funding to help businesses and restaurants manage and … [Read more…]

V Resorts Raises $10 Million for Branded Resorts: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Aditi Balbir is founder and CEO of V Resorts, a hospitality company based in India, which has announced a $10 million Series A round of funding. V Resorts Skift Take: Aditi Balbir, founder and CEO of V Resorts, has impressed investors with her take on asset-light hospitality management in India, like an Oyo for resorts. … [Read more…]

Fyle Raises $4 Million for Expense Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Fyle CEO Yashwanth Madhusudan speaks at a conference in India in July 2018. The Bengaluru-based expense management software company has raised a round of funding. Fyle Skift Take: It’s eye-catching that Fyle, a Bengaluru-based expense management software company, has received funding from Tiger Global, a venture firm that was an early backer of Flipkart, Spotify, … [Read more…]

Guesty Raises $35 Million to Manage Rentals: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Several employees of Guesty, a vacation rental property management startup that has raised $35 million in Series C funding, gather for a team photo. Amiad Soto, co-founder and CEO of Guesty, is not present. Guesty Skift Take: This week travel startups Guesty, The Plum Guide, Zeus, Zuzu, Welcome Pickups, Vntrip, and Hostfully revealed more than … [Read more…]