AirPortr Raises $8.6 Million for Luggage Delivery: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A traveler in London uses Airportr, which checks in and delivers bags for flyers. The startup has raised $8.6 million (£7.1 million) in total for its Series A. Airportr Skift Take: Investors have bet on some innovative business models. AirPortr has hand-delivered about 100,000 bags from homes to airports, lifting a worry off the hands … [Read more…]

Fever Raised $35 Million for Event Tech: Travel Startup Funding This Week

A scene from an event last year at the venue NuBel in Madrid, which was advertised on the booking site Fever. The event tech startup Fever, which studies consumer data to recommend experiences for booking and helps companies plan events, has raised a $35 million round. Fever Skift Take: This week travel startups announced more … [Read more…]

Socio Raises $6 Million for Event Management: Travel Startup Funding This Week

An example of an event in London managed with technology by Socio, a startup that has raised funding. Socio Skift Take: This week travel startups announced approximately $95 million in funding. One standout was Socio, a company that offers software for managing events. Its funding highlights a broader trend of investment in the event tech … [Read more…]

EasyParcel Raises $10 Million for Delivery: Travel Startup Funding This Week

EasyParcel, an online booking platform for parcel delivery, has received $10.6 million in Series B funding. EasyParcel Skift Take: In the past seven days, travel startups announced more than $216 million in funding. But the hot market deserves a warning that paraphrases Fleetwood Mac: Investors only love you when they’re investing. Funding will come and … [Read more…]

StayPlease Raises Funds to Expand ‘Slack for Hotels’: Travel Startup Funding This Week

StayPlease is like Slack for hotels. StayPlease Skift Take: This week’s travel startups, including Sonder, StayPlease, and Bolt, released a series of funding announcements, many of them for undisclosed amounts. — Rosie Spinks High Sierra Sumner Backpack $13.99End Date: Thursday Sep-12-2019 8:19:17 PDTBuy It Now for only: $13.99Buy It Now | Add to watch list … [Read more…]

Emerging Travel Group Raises $10 Million: Travel Startup Funding This Week

Emerging Travel Group CEO Felix Shpilman Emerging Travel Group Skift Take: From TripActions’ quarter billion dollar investment round to Emerging Travel Group’s solid $10 million round, there’s lots going on in travel startup funding this week. — Rosie Spinks High Sierra Sumner Backpack $13.99End Date: Thursday Sep-12-2019 8:19:17 PDTBuy It Now for only: $13.99Buy It … [Read more…]

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…]

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…]

YouTrip Raises $25 Million for a Digital Wallet: Travel Startup Funding This Week

YouTrip’s co-founder and CEO Caecilia Chu. The startup, founded in Hong Kong, helps travelers save money when making purchases in a foreign currency. It has raised $25.5 million in pre-Series A funding. YouTrip Skift Take: This week’s travel startups, including YouTrip, GetYourGuide, Away, and Anyplace, announced more than $611 million in funding. — Sean O’Neill … [Read more…]