Investments


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Toyota backs autonomous shuttle service May Mobility with $50M investment
By Steven Lerner | December 5, 2019
The Toyota Motor Corporation is leading a $50 million Series B round into autonomous transportation-as-a-service startup May Mobility. Read More
News | Startups
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India's Paytm finances bus ticketing tech firm Infinity
By Steven Lerner | December 4, 2019
The partnership will bolster Paytm's payments and ticketing technology solutions for bus operators. Read More
News | Online
VIDEO: Financial analysts on Airbnb, travel stocks in 2020
VIDEO: Financial analysts on Airbnb, travel stocks in 2020
By Steven Lerner | December 3, 2019
Top Wall Street analysts discuss Airbnb going public and other travel stock trends for 2020. Read More
News | Online
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Uplift finalizes $250M credit line for travel payment service
By Linda Fox | December 2, 2019
The platform that allows travel brands to offer part-payments to users agrees to a $250 million credit line with Credit Suisse. Read More
News | Startups
Read between the lines of travel startup funding to prepare for the future
Read between the lines of travel startup funding to prepare for the future
By Simon Ferguson - Travelport  | November 28, 2019
Travelport's Simon Ferguson says Phocuswright's startup funding report tells the story of the travel industry's future.      Read More
Opinion | Startups
Leavy.co $14 million seed round
Leavy completes $14M seed round, launches travel app for millennials
By Steven Lerner | November 27, 2019
Funding will be used to develop a mobile app that rewards members for renting out their homes while away on a trip.   Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: Chamath Palihapitiya on Google, Facebook, WeWork and space tourism
VIDEO: Chamath Palihapitiya on Google, Facebook, WeWork and space tourism
By Kevin May | November 21, 2019
Social Capital founder and CEO Chamath Palihapitiya sat down for two thought-provoking interviews at The Phocuswright Conference. Read More
News | Technology
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Cover Genius adds $10M in Series B for growth in the U.K., U.S. and Asia
By Linda Fox | November 19, 2019
Cover Genius, an insurance technology specialist, is plotting growth after landing $10 million in Series B funding. Read More
News | Startups
Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2020
Welcome to the Hot 25 Startups for 2020
By PhocusWire / Voyager HQ  | November 18, 2019
We're excited to highlight the next wave of companies that have shown potential to break through in 2020, based on their ability to innovate, grow customers and expand geographically, as well as... Read More
News | Startups
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Airport transportation marketplace Jayride raises $3.5M to build out product and tech
By Mitra Sorrells | November 18, 2019
Airport transfer marketplace Jayride has raised $3.5 million to develop its product and technology. Read More
News | Online
Amadeus talks trends, Innovation and platform
Amadeus talks trends, Innovation and platform
By Mark Bedard  | November 18, 2019
If the current hospitality industry could be summed up in a single word it could be this: evolution. Nearly everything we know about the guest and the industry is evolving. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
Refundit pockets $9.8M for its digital VAT refund service
Refundit pockets $9.8M for its digital VAT refund service
By Linda Fox | November 15, 2019
Amadeus Ventures led the round, with participation also coming from Portugal Ventures and a number of seed investors. Read More
News | Startups
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Chris Hemmeter
By PhocusWire | November 12, 2019
In a series of interviews with executives participating at the event in Florida in November, PhocusWire finds out what makes them tick... Welcome, Chris Hemmeter of Thayer. Read More
Interview | Startups
Voi Technology E-Scooters $85m Funding
Voi Technology raises $85M to expand e-scooter services in Europe
By Steven Lerner | November 12, 2019
This latest funding, a Series B round, brings the company’s current funding total to $137.9 million.   Read More
News | Technology
Here they are: Summit and Launch innovators at The Phocuswright Conference 2019
Here they are: Summit and Launch innovators at The Phocuswright Conference 2019
By PhocusWire | November 11, 2019
The annual roll-call of the companies showcasing at the Summit and Launch sessions at this year's event. Read More
News | Startups