Startups


Today, early-stage companies receive more support from investors and the industry than ever before.

Yet while the barriers to entry have never been lower, it takes a lot more than access to capital, a unique idea and the right connections to allow a new business to flourish.


Bike share startup Yellow $9M seed round
Brazilian bike-sharing startup raises $9M in seed round
By Mitra Sorrells | April 5, 2018
Brazilian start-up Yellow has raised $9 million in seed round funding to launch the first dockless... Read More
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Venture capital investments in travel tech could hit record highs in 2018
Venture capital investments in travel tech could hit record highs in 2018
By Mitra Sorrells | March 28, 2018
Startups creating solutions to make travel more efficient, frictionless and interconnected received a... Read More
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PhocusWire launches Startup Stage for new travel businesses
By Kevin May | March 23, 2018
We are going to celebrate entering our sixth month at PhocusWire with the launch of Startup Stage.... Read More
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Tourlane $8.5M funding
Tourlane raises $8.5M to expand custom trip-planning platform
By Mitra Sorrells | March 23, 2018
Berlin-based Tourlane has secured $8.5 million to expand its service that combines the customized... Read More
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TRVL raises $3.7 million, appoints ex-Expedia exec as CEO
TRVL raises $3.7 million, appoints ex-Expedia exec as CEO
By Kevin May | March 23, 2018
A juggling of senior roles and a $3.7 million cap-raise for TRVL, the Netherlands-based hotel booking... Read More
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OYO acquires Novascotia Boutique Homes
OYO inks first acquisition deal with Novascotia Boutique Homes
By Mitra Sorrells | March 20, 2018
Indian hospitality company OYO is broadening its portfolio of properties with the acquisition of... Read More
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RedDoorz $11M funding
Budget hotel platform RedDoorz raises $11M to grow in Southeast Asia
By Mitra Sorrells | March 12, 2018
Singapore-based RedDoorz is planning “aggressive regional expansion” of its budget hotel booking... Read More
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Phocuswright and WebInTravel unite for APAC innovator showcase
Phocuswright and WebInTravel unite for APAC innovator showcase
By Vera Lye - WebInTravel | March 7, 2018
PhocusWire sister brands WebInTravel and Phocuswright have teamed up in a search for two Asia Pacific... Read More
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Rezdy lands new $3M round for North America activities tech push
Rezdy lands new $3M round for North America activities tech push
By Kevin May | March 6, 2018
Tours and activities booking tech specialist Rezdy has raised a further $3 million as part of an... Read More
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Redeam $7.7M funding
Redeam gets $7.7M from travel execs and brands to push activity ticket tech
By Mitra Sorrells | March 5, 2018
Redeam's digital ticketing technology addresses a genuine need in the tours and activities market, and... Read More
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March 26, 2019
REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
In this white paper, carried out in partnership with PROS, we look at the various stages of airlines... Read More
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
March 4, 2019
Ditching direct: It may be time to reconsider your GDS and OTA connections
The cost and effort of maintaining a direct connect to the GDS may have been more than hotels had... Read More
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
March 1, 2019
Understanding how events affect demand and pricing for the car rental business
A detailed study by RateGain’s data science lab probes into event scenarios to get insights that will... Read More