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.


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
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Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
Festicket adds $4.6M to expand festival travel packages platform
By Linda Fox | February 5, 2019
Festicket adds a further $4.6 million in funding, hot on the heels of its recent $10.5 million Series... Read More
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Startup Stage Finalrentals
STARTUP STAGE: Finalrentals digitizes vehicle price comparison and booking in UAE
By Mitra Sorrells | February 5, 2019
Dubai-based Finalrentals is digitizing price comparison and booking for short- and long-term car... Read More
Interview | 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... Read More
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Zeelo accelerates development of on-demand coach service with £4.25M funding
Zeelo accelerates development of on-demand coach service with £4.25M funding
By Linda Fox | February 1, 2019
On-demand coach platform Zeelo drives off with funding of £4.25 million from ETF Partners.... Read More
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OYO sees rapid growth Indonesia, commits $50M to expansion in the Philippines
By Linda Fox | January 31, 2019
OYO continues its rapid expansion with a ramp up in Indonesia and launch in the Philippines.... Read More
News | Distribution
Startup Stage Strabe
STARTUP STAGE: Strabe wants to streamline business travel
By Mitra Sorrells | January 30, 2019
Founded in 2017, Strabe is intended to help corporate agents streamline the booking and travel process... Read More
Interview | Startups
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... Read More
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New model hotel op-ed Gulati
When it comes to guest personalization, price is only one piece of the puzzle
By Valerie Castillo - TrustYou  | January 23, 2019
A new hotel brand, Life House, is currently testing an algorithmic pricing system based on customer... Read More
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Startup Stage SBC Travel
STARTUP STAGE: SBC Travel launches crypto-friendly hotel booking platform
By Mitra Sorrells | January 23, 2019
SBC Travel is a new online travel agency that accepts cryptocurrency. It is launching with an... 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