Investments


Airbnb gets $1B investment to mitigate coronavirus hit
Airbnb gets $1B investment to mitigate coronavirus hit
By Jill Menze | April 6, 2020
The investment from Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will help the home-share giant manage the fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Read More
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There are no winners in all this, only survivors, say investors
By Marissa Trew - WiT  | April 6, 2020
AT WiT Virtual, two venture capitalists shared their perspectives on how the travel and startup landscape will evolve as a result of COVID-19. Read More
News | Startups
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Hotelmize raises Series B funding from Alibaba, establishes APAC headquarters in Hong Kong
By Steven Lerner | April 2, 2020
 Hotelmize is aiming to gain a foothold in Asia Pacific and to expand operations in the region following a new capital raise. Read More
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Health startup Air Doctor gets $7.8M to make medical care accessible for travelers
By Steven Lerner | April 1, 2020
With health becoming a major concern in the travel industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a marketplace that connects travelers with local doctors has landed its largest capital raise to date. Read More
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Business travel platform Huilianyi raises $42M, aims for global expansion
By Steven Lerner | March 31, 2020
Shanghai-based business travel platform Huilianyi has landed RMB 300 million (about $42 million) in funding. Read More
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Via 200M investment
Despite difficult times, ride-share company Via lands $200M investment
By Steven Lerner | March 31, 2020
 Real-time ride-sharing company Via is now valued at a $2.25 billion thanks to a new $200 million Series E investment.   Read More
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Travel venture funding is not over - startups just need to be smarter and prepared
Travel venture funding is not over - startups just need to be smarter and prepared
By Partners at Ennea Capital  | March 30, 2020
An overview of the current investor sentiment and impact on startup funding in the short and medium term, as well as likely outcomes for the industry. Read More
Opinion | Startups
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Should travel startups go into “hibernation mode” during the coronavirus?
By Steven Lerner | March 30, 2020
Venture capitalists weigh in on how travel startups could survive the economic fallout from COVID-19. Read More
News | Startups
Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
Electric air taxi company Lilium raises $240M toward developing regional service
By Steven Lerner | March 24, 2020
The German company is developing an emissions-free, vertical takeoff air taxi that it plans to operate with a regional mobility service as early as 2025. Read More
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Hospitality startup Pruvo closes $1.1M seed round amid coronavirus outbreak
By Steven Lerner | March 20, 2020
In the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, an artificial intelligence-driven hospitality startup has secured a $1.1 million seed round. Read More
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Why long-term vision is critical to emergency measures and contingency planning
By Tedd Evers - TripTuner  | March 19, 2020
What if by cutting staff across the board, we might impede future growth? Is there another way? Read More
Opinion | Distribution
What happens to travel startup funding during an economic downturn?
What happens to travel startup funding during an economic downturn?
By Steven Lerner | March 19, 2020
During an economic downturn, startups should go back to basics and focus on positive unit economics. Read More
News | Startups
Airbnb urges U.S. government to alter rules for hosts during coronavirus crisis
Airbnb urges U.S. government to alter rules for hosts during coronavirus crisis
By Kevin May | March 18, 2020
In a letter to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, as well as the Republican Party leader in the house, Kevin McCarthy, Airbnb is asking for four alterations to existing tax and... Read More
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Liberty Tripadvisor secures $325M investment, plans to repay existing margin loan
By Steven Lerner | March 17, 2020
Liberty Tripadvisor has landed a $325 million investment from Certares Management, which is expected to close within 10 business days. Read More
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Cloudbeds brings in $82M to “triple down” on hospitality tech
By Steven Lerner | March 11, 2020
Cloudbeds plans to further invest in its hospitality management technology platform after landing an additional $82 million in funding. Read More
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