QOTW: Something about fading attraction
QOTW: Something about fading attraction
By PhocusWire | August 31, 2018
Quote from Carolyn Jameson, chief legal officer at Skyscanner, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
Travello gets $5M round to push Bluetee marketing tech and expand
By Kevin May | August 28, 2018
It's been a long time since a travel social network has caught some attention - but Travello has done so with a $5 million fund-raise. Read More
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Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 4: Exit strategy
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 4: Exit strategy
By Mitra Sorrells | August 28, 2018
For the final piece in our month-long series on startups, we gathered learnings from three companies that have been purchased in recent years. Read More
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QOTW: Something about not moving fast enough
QOTW: Something about not moving fast enough
By PhocusWire | August 24, 2018
Quote from Terry Jones, chairman of WayBlazer, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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In the green room at Phocuswright with... Chris Hemmeter
By PhocusWire | August 23, 2018
A well-known figure on the travel startup scene through his venture firm, Thayer, Chris Hemmeter is a "dragon" at The Phocuswright Conference 2018 in Los Angeles. Read More
Interview | Startups
Homelike 14M funding
Business apartment booking platform Homelike raises $14M, plans global expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 23, 2018
Homelike, a marketplace for long-term business apartments, has raised $14 million in a round led by Spark Capital with participation from existing investors Cherry Ventures, Lürssen and Coparion.   Read More
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In The Big Chair - Bonny Simi of JetBlue Technology Ventures
By Mitra Sorrells | August 22, 2018
Founded in 2016, JetBlue Technology Ventures invests in and works with early stage travel technology startups with the goal of improving the travel experience across the whole travel ecosystem - not... Read More
Interview | Startups
Getaround 300M funding series D
Car-share service Getaround nails $300M funding round
By Mitra Sorrells | August 21, 2018
Getaround, a platform that provides instant and keyless carsharing, has secured $300 million in a Series D financing round led by SoftBank, with participation from Toyota Motor Corporation.   Read More
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Travel startups: What's the ten-year investment, growth and failure picture?
Travel startups: What's the ten-year investment, growth and failure picture?
By Kevin May | August 21, 2018
The number of new travel startups has fallen dramatically in the last two years, coinciding with a significant increase in the amount of money flowing in to the market. Read More
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STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
STARTUP STAGE: WhyHotel turns luxury apartment buildings into pop-up hotels
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2018
WhyHotel transforms unoccupied apartment units in brand-new luxury buildings into temporary hotel rooms. The pop-up hotels employ 24/7 on-site staff with the intention of giving guests the "like-home"... Read More
Interview | Online
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 3: The support systems
Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 3: The support systems
By Mitra Sorrells | August 20, 2018
In the last few years, several support programs have launched to help entrepreneurs evaluate, develop and grow their innovative ventures across every aspect of travel and tourism.  Read More
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QOTW: Something about using your super powers
QOTW: Something about using your super powers
By PhocusWire | August 17, 2018
Quote from Tao Tao, co-founder and COO of GetYourGuide, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
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Roomex 8M funding
Roomex locks in €8M to fuel product development and market expansion
By Mitra Sorrells | August 17, 2018
Dublin-based Roomex has raised €8 million series A funding to develop its hotel booking platform for small and medium businesses and to expand beyond Ireland and the United Kingdom.   Read More
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Why mega-rounds of $100M are now commonplace
Why mega-rounds of $100M are now commonplace
By Erin Griffith - New York Times | August 16, 2018
Startups raising $100 million or more from investors — known as a mega-round in Silicon Valley — used to be a rarity. Read More
Notated News | Startups
How an autonomous vehicle startup unicorn took a wrong turn
How an autonomous vehicle startup unicorn took a wrong turn
By Joshua Brustein and Mark Bergen - Bloomberg | August 15, 2018
Quanergy Systems found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014. It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects to help autonomous cars know what’s nearby. Read More
Notated News | Technology