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Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nation’s startup ecosystem

A move to East Kalimantan would allow for further development in the startup industry, with a focus on ecommerce and sustainability-focused enterprises.

Doctours offers packaged medical tourism for US customers

Doctours, a Los Angeles-based online platform for booking trips and treatments for medical and dental care around the world, is expanding its services to 35 countries. Founded by serial travel entrepr

GuestReady raises $6M to help hosts on Airbnb and other services manage their property

GuestReady, a three-year-old service that lets shared-economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, has announced a $6 million Series A round. The investment was led by existin

Uber’s COO and chief marketing officer are out

Uber’s chief operating officer Barney Harford and chief marketing officer Rebecca Messina are stepping down as part of an organizational shakeup put into motion just a month after the ride-haili

Canopy’s upscale co-working business adds a new location in SF on the heels of strategic funding

Canopy, an upscale, profitable developer of co-working spaces, has expanded its footprint in San Francisco to a third location on the heels of a strategic financing round. Co-founded by the product de

Uber’s trading debut: who was (and wasn’t) at the opening bell

Uber finally made its debut Friday on the New York Stock Exchange, ending its decade-long journey from startup to publicly traded company. So far, it’s been a ho-hum beginning, with shares openi

Mint House raises $15M to give business travelers a better hotel

Hotels are convenient but rarely homey. Short-term rentals through Airbnb or HomeAway are often comfy but can be a pain to book and check-in. Business travelers often have to pick the best of two lous

Online catering marketplace ezCater gets another $150M at a $1.25B valuation

Lightspeed Venture Partners and GIC have co-led the investment in ezCater only 10 months after its $100 million Series D.

Travel startups are taking off

The second wave of Internet-era travel companies has captured the attention of venture capitalists.

Expedia acquires Pillow and ApartmentJet to conquer the short-term rental market

Travel booking site Expedia wants to better compete with Airbnb.

TravelPerk grabs $44M to take its pain-free SaaS for business travel global

Only six months ago Barcelona-based TravelPerk bagged a $21 million Series B, off the back of strong momentum for a software as a service platform designed to take a Slack-like chunk out of the admin

Three Indonesian tech unicorns unite to back digital insurance startup

It’s almost unheard of to see three unicorns join forces to fund a startup, but that’s exactly what has happened in Indonesia. Ride-hailing company Go-Jek, e-commerce firm Tokopedia and tr

Seattle’s new venture firm, Flying Fish, holds a first close on its targeted $80 million fund

The founding partners of the new Seattle-based venture firm Flying Fish met as angel investors deploying capital in the talent-heavy, cash-light region around Amazon and Microsoft’s corporate h

Our digital future will be shaped by increasingly mobile technologies coming from China

Since the dawn of the internet, the titans of this industry have fought to win the “starting point” -- the place that users start their online experiences. In other words, the place where they beg

Hackers gain access to 880K credit cards from Orbitz customers

Another day, another breach. Today, online travel agency Orbitz disclosed that hackers managed to get both credit card data and personal information (though no Social Security numbers and passwords) f

Expedia’s chief financial officer is now its CEO as Dara Khosrowshahi leaves to run Uber

Following a big internal meeting at Uber where former Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced his plans as the new CEO of Uber, Expedia said today it has named its CFO Mark Okerstrom as its CEO.

Expedia leads $26 million round in hospitality startup ALICE

Before Uber poached Dara Khosrowshahi to serve as its CEO, he facilitated a $26 million series B round in hotel startup ALICE as CEO of Expedia. The idea with ALICE is to bring technology to the outda

Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says he’s taking the Uber CEO position

The contract still needs some finishing touches, but Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has indicated to The Wall Street Journal today he plans to accept the Uber CEO position.

New Uber CEO may get $200 million

The Uber board offered Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi the new role on Sunday. And according to Bloomberg data, they would have had to pay him a lot of money to woo him. Khosrowshahi, who has been at th

Expedia Chairman believes Dara Khosrowshahi intends to take Uber job

Although Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has yet to officially accept the chief executive officer position at Uber, Expedia Chairman Barry Diller believes “it is his intention to accept,” a
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