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.


TripActions 250M series D
TripActions raises again, $250M round going to aggressive growth plan
By Mitra Sorrells | June 27, 2019
This latest investment comes less than eight months after TripActions' Series C round last... Read More
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Grab helps with $8M investment in Splyt to expand partnership globally
By Linda Fox | June 26, 2019
Grab and Splyt say their shared vision is for travelers not to have to download local transportation... Read More
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Duffel raises $21.5M for yet-to-launch distribution platform
By Jill Menze | June 21, 2019
Benchmark, which has invested in companies including Uber, Twitter and Snap, led the Series A round,... Read More
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Every innovator pitch from Phocuswright Europe 2019 - all in one place
Every innovator pitch from Phocuswright Europe 2019 - all in one place
By PhocusWire | June 19, 2019
Phocuswright Europe 2019 brought together a group of eager travel startups and established brands... Read More
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Stride walks away with $2.5M in funding for multiday packages platform
By Linda Fox | June 14, 2019
Stride adds $2.5 million to its coffers and launches its TripFinder feature to match travelers to... Read More
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VIDEO: Efectio Sleep - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Efectio Sleep - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 7, 2019
Helping hotel guests improve sleep quality and bring loyalty program gamification to a new level. No... Read More
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VIDEO: How investors decipher the fast-paced online travel landscape in Asia
By Linda Fox | June 5, 2019
The “Through the Lens of Investors” session at the Phocuswright Europe 2019 Conference threw a... Read More
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VIDEO: Klazz - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Klazz - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 5, 2019
Language travel is reinvented by applying algorithmic solutions to match students with freelance... Read More
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VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Travel Ledger - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | June 4, 2019
Welcome to a new era of low-cost billing and payment in travel thanks to distributed ledger... Read More
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VIDEO: Cruisewatch - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
VIDEO: Cruisewatch - Battleground pitch at Phocuswright Europe 2019
By PhocusWire | May 31, 2019
Cruisewatch is transforming the way people find and book cruises through 360-degree online cruise... Read More
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REPORT: The reality of modern airline retail - when the sky isn't the limit
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