Investments


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Travel tech startup Pluto raises second crowdfund, receives B Corp certification
By Mitra Sorrells | May 13, 2021
London-based Pluto has raised £200,000 on Seedrs and has been recognized for its social and environmental standards.   Read More
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Priceline acquires Germany-based startup Flyiin
Priceline acquires Germany-based startup Flyiin
By Jill Menze | May 11, 2021
According to Priceline, the acquisition will help Booking Holdings build out its flights business as part of the online travel giant’s long-touted “connected trip” strategy. Read More
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Signs point north for travel startup funding in 2021
By Linda Fox | May 11, 2021
Travel startups have attracted multiple smaller investments in 2021, as well as one or two sizable ones, demonstrating interest has not faded away in supporting new businesses. Read More
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gojek-telkomsel-$300M
Indonesian super app GoJek adds $300M investment
By Linda Fox | May 10, 2021
GoJek and Telkomsel are furthering their collaboration to boost digital services for Indonesia's consumers and travelers. Read More
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Fly Now Pay Later adds £10M to Series A
By Linda Fox | May 6, 2021
The London-based alternative payments company plans to launch in the U.S. Read More
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Sherpa raises $8.5M to meet demand for its travel rules platform
Sherpa raises $8.5M to meet demand for its travel rules platform
By Jill Menze | April 30, 2021
In the past year, Sherpa says the number of airlines and other travel companies using Sherpa’s products has tripled. Read More
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Autonomous shuttle startup EasyMile raises €55M for global scaleup
By Mitra Sorrells | April 30, 2021
The France-based startup is one of the largest providers of driverless mobility solutions, with deployments around the world including a pilot at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Read More
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travelperk-$160M-funding
TravelPerk bags $160M round as investors back business travel recovery
By Linda Fox | April 29, 2021
TravelPerk says product innovation and further acquisitions are part of the roadmap. Read More
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Snap boosts 3D mapping capabilities via acquisition of Pixel8earth
By Linda Fox | April 29, 2021
Pixel8.earth describes itself as a perpetually updating map that fuses terrestrial and aerial data, with the company enabling users to browse 3D content as well as create an account and build their own... Read More
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Lyft offloads self-driving car unit to Toyota
Lyft offloads self-driving car unit to Toyota
By Jill Menze | April 27, 2021
Lyft is selling its self-driving vehicle division to Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, for $550 million. Read More
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Guesty raises $50M as spotlight remains on short-term rental sector
Guesty raises $50M as spotlight remains on short-term rental sector
By Jill Menze | April 27, 2021
In addition to the funding round, Guesty has announced it has also acquired software company Your Porter. Read More
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VIDEO: Aviation execs on recovery strategies when there is no playbook
VIDEO: Aviation execs on recovery strategies when there is no playbook
By PhocusWire | April 27, 2021
Airlines and their partners have to consider numerous options as they attempt to get aircraft back in the skies and put passengers onboard. Read More
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TripAbrood adds £645,000 in seed funding for AI-powered assistant
By Linda Fox | April 26, 2021
Family travel assistant TripAbrood plans to use its latest funding to launch its product to the U.K. market. Read More
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go-sharing-funding
Dutch electric mobility startup raises €50M for international expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | April 23, 2021
GO Sharing will add new markets as well as e-bikes and electric cars. Read More
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Future-Proofing Travel: Emily Weiss of Accenture
Future-Proofing Travel: Emily Weiss of Accenture
By PhocusWire | April 23, 2021
Our guest for this episode of Future-Proofing Travel is Emily Weiss, managing director and global travel industry lead at Accenture. Read More
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