Investments


2nd Address 10 million funding
2nd Address raises $10M for long-term rental platform for business travelers
By Mitra Sorrells | February 6, 2019
2nd Address, an Airbnb-style platform for business travelers, has raised $10 million to expand. Read More
News | Startups
Bag-storage service LuggageHero bags $1.45M to expand in U.S. and Europe
Bag-storage service LuggageHero bags $1.45M to expand in U.S. and Europe
By Jill Menze | February 4, 2019
LuggageHero - named one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2019 - has raised $1.45 million to expand its luggage-storage operations to 36 additional cities. Read More
News | Startups
Zingle hospitality messaging 11M funding
Zingle charts deeper push into hospitality with $11M capital raise
By Mitra Sorrells | February 1, 2019
B2C messaging platform Zingle has landed $11 million in new funding to support its growth in hospitality. Read More
News | Technology
Switchfly in new hands as private equity firms take over loyalty tech provider
Switchfly in new hands as private equity firms take over loyalty tech provider
By Kevin May | January 29, 2019
Golub Capital and L Capital take a controlling stake in the business, with a new CEO coming in as former boss steps down. Read More
News | Technology
With new strategic investment, Recharge extends by-the-minute booking platform to vacant homes
With new strategic investment, Recharge extends by-the-minute booking platform to vacant homes
By Jill Menze | January 29, 2019
In addition to hotels, users of Recharge's pay-by-the-minute platform can now book homes, as well. Read More
News | Distribution
Every innovator pitch from The Phocuswright Conference 2018 - all in one place
Every innovator pitch from The Phocuswright Conference 2018 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | January 25, 2019
Every pitch was recorded on video and almost every innovator later joined PhocusWire in our studio for a follow-up interview. Read More
News | Startups
WEBINAR REPLAY! Giving innovators the tools required to create brilliant new travel apps
WEBINAR REPLAY! Giving innovators the tools required to create brilliant new travel apps
By PhocusWire | January 18, 2019
To create new travel experiences, innovators like startups and developers need to get connected to travel data and functionalities provided by leading IT providers. Read More
News | Startups
Enterprise acquires Deem
Enterprise to acquire managed-travel technology platform Deem
By Mitra Sorrells | January 17, 2019
Enterprise Holdings plans to acquire Deem, which provides booking and management software for travel management companies and suppliers. Read More
News | Technology
Outdoorsy 50 million series C
Outdoorsy rides off with $50M to expand its RV rental marketplace
By Mitra Sorrells | January 17, 2019
Peer-to-peer RV rental platform Outdoorsy has raised $50 million in Series C funding that will be used toward continued international expansion. Read More
News | Online
From investors to incubators - a look inside the vast travel startup ecosystem
From investors to incubators - a look inside the vast travel startup ecosystem
By Kevin May | January 15, 2019
A five-year examination of the sector reveals a wide array of incubators, investors and communities dedicated to helping new businesses in the travel industry. Read More
News | Startups
The impact on travel brands when Apple updates a critical system tool
The impact on travel brands when Apple updates a critical system tool
By Nigel Arthur - Urban Airship | January 4, 2019
Many travel brands have become dependent on mobile apps to engage with customers and, increasingly, take bookings. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Simpleview JackRabbit acquisition
Simpleview acquires travel software provider JackRabbit Systems
By Mitra Sorrells | December 21, 2018
Arizona-based Simpleview, which provides CRM, CMS, website design, digital marketing, revenue generation and mobile technologies, to more than 900 travel, tourism and convention marketing customers on... Read More
News | Technology
Travel startup investments 2018 - a year in review
Travel startup investments 2018 - a year in review
By Kevin May | December 14, 2018
Despite the powerful presence of established players, many of which have seemingly cornered various sectors, the eagerness to support new businesses never appears to subside in travel. Read More
News | Startups
VIDEO: DataArt and Hudson Crossing on giving brands a new edge
VIDEO: DataArt and Hudson Crossing on giving brands a new edge
By Kevin May | December 12, 2018
Travel brands have made no secret of a desire to evolve their underlying technology and boost their strategic position in an increasingly complicated and competitive marketplace. Read More
News | Technology
WhyHotel 10 million series A
Pop-up hotel concept WhyHotel raises $10M, plans U.S. expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | December 11, 2018
A startup that manages units in new luxury apartment buildings as temporary hotels has raised $10 million in series A funding.   Read More
News | Startups