One has taken in around $450 million funding. Another hasn't brought in any outside capital investment. The other a modest $1.5 million.
Three travel startups with three very different takes on how to build a business.
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There are obvious major differences between their three lines of work (technology for attractions, a branded hotel platform, an online travel agency), yet these three founders have a drive to make their businesses work and endure.
This clip from The Phocuswright Conference in November 2017 gives a brief overview of each startup and ends with an interview with all three CEOs (Ritesh Agarwal of OYO, Oliver Dlouhy of Kiwi.com and Lawrence Hester of FareHarbor).
There's ambition (an airline for Kiwi.com) and a few regrets (not hiring enough people in sales for Fareharbor), but mostly a lot of learning for budding travel entrepreneurs.
Startup Stories at The Phocuswright Conference 2017