Investments


VIDEO: New Reality With... Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford of Narrative Fund
VIDEO: New Reality With... Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford of Narrative Fund
By PhocusWire | July 3, 2020
The next guests on the New Reality With... series are Jamie Wong and Erik Blachford, partners at Narrative Fund, a U.S.-based early stage investment fund in consumer technology companies. Read More
News | Startups
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Sounding Off: Risky startup investments now have a new risk attached
By PhocusWire | June 26, 2020
Startups have to contend with surviving the crisis, but they must also climb a hill in terms of the viability of their product or service for the long term and in the "new normal." Read More
Interview | Startups
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Startups, investors see opportunities and challenges as travel industry struggles with COVID, diversity issues
By Mitra Sorrells | June 26, 2020
During Phocuswright's Battleground: The Americas event, a panel of startup founders and investors shared their experiences dealing with the COVID-19 crises and their thoughts about the future. Read More
News | Startups
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SevenRooms raises $50M to expand its hotel guest experience platform
By Mitra Sorrells | June 25, 2020
SevenRooms has raised a $50 million Series B round with Providence Strategic Growth.    Read More
News | Technology
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Sonder raises $170M at $1.3B valuation, calls it “validation” of recent pivot
By Mitra Sorrells | June 24, 2020
Sonder has raised $170 million in a Series E round, which it expects to grow to $200 million in the near future. Read More
News | Online
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
NextRetreat lands €600,000 to build team travel service
By Linda Fox | June 23, 2020
Slovakia-based NextRetreat helps teams find the right destination and accommodation for their meetings. Read More
News | Startups
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Splyt raises $19.5M to help SoftBank with super app strategy
By Linda Fox | June 18, 2020
Mobility specialist Splyt has raised $19.5 million in Series B funding to fuel expansion and help SoftBank with its super app strategy. Read More
News | Technology
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Hotel tech startup gets $1M to develop contactless communication tools
By Mitra Sorrells | June 17, 2020
 Akia, founded in 2018 by former Facebook engineers, has received capital to expand its contactless communication products for hotels. Read More
News | Startups
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TripActions finds opportunity in crisis, adds $125M in new funding and 265 new customers
By Mitra Sorrells | June 16, 2020
TripActions has raised $125 million in new funding as it focuses on expanding globally and building its payment product. Read More
News | Online
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Wingly soars with €3M in funding, expands into commercial aviation
By Linda Fox | June 16, 2020
Wingly will extend its flight-sharing platform to small aviation operators following a round led by Innovacom Fund. Read More
News | Startups
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VIDEO: Global Startup Showcase 2020
By PhocusWire | June 12, 2020
We bring together an expert panel of investors and startups to shed light on the future of investments, how startups are navigating the crisis and more. Read More
News | Startups
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Journera nabs $11.6 million to move its tech platform into growth stage
By Mitra Sorrells | June 10, 2020
Journera has raised $11.6 million in a Series B round led by Andreessen Horowitz and B Capital. Read More
News | Startups
Vacasa raises $108M led by Silver Lake to bolster professionally managed rentals
Vacasa raises $108M led by Silver Lake to bolster professionally managed rentals
By Jill Menze | June 2, 2020
Following investments in Airbnb and Expedia Group, Silver Lake is leading a $108 million financing round into vacation rental management company Vacasa. Read More
News | Distribution
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Mobile hotel company Cabana raises $3.5M to expand fleet of camper vans
By Mitra Sorrells | May 29, 2020
Cabana says it is merging “van life with boutique hotel comfort,” at a rate of about $200 per night. Read More
News | Startups
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React Mobile gets $6M in funding to develop hotel panic-button tech
By Jill Menze | May 27, 2020
The company, which provides panic-button technology for hotel workers, has raised $6 million in funding through a strategic partnership with Brady Corporation. Read More
News | Technology
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