Business Travel

From the beginning, the firm was out to let founders know that they didn’t fit the typical “Sand Hill Road model” of venture capital firms.

Conductive Ventures secures third fund to support non-traditional founders

SME-focused business travel booking platform TravelPerk has topped up the $160 million in equity and debt it raised last in a Series D last April with an additional $115 million…

TravelPerk adds $115M to equity and debt Series D, discloses unicorn valuation

Increasingly, companies are being encouraged by governments to engage in carbon accounting, but of course, only a small number of companies actually do. Even those probably count only 10% of…

Tracking CO2 emissions for supply chains leads Normative to a €10M fund raise

Spotnana’s open API platform provides travel inventory from dozens of global sources and integrations with third-party workplace technology providers for ease of travel management.

Travel technology platform Spotnana launches with $41M

Business trip booking platform TravelPerk has bagged another rival — picking up UK-based Click Travel. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed but we’re told it’s the third —…

TravelPerk buys UK-based Click Travel in latest pandemic purchase

The pandemic has hammered the travel sector over the past 12 months so you’d be forgiven for feeling a bit of pre-COVID-19 déjà vu at this news: Business trip booking…

TravelPerk raises $160M in equity and debt after a year of derailed business trips

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Software companies are reporting a pretty good third quarter

What a difference a week makes. This time last week, in the wake of earnings from tech’s five largest American companies and early results from other software companies, it appeared that tech shares were in danger of losing their mojo. The Exchange explores startups, markets and money. Read it every morning on Extra Crunch, or…

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Software companies are reporting a pretty good third quarter

Business travel SaaS startup TravelPerk has launched an open API-based platform — letting its customers and partners build custom integration and apps. The initial APIs cover HR and expense management…

TravelPerk launches an open API platform to extend its work trip SaaS

Even as Facebook, the world’s largest social media platform, admits that climate change “is real” and that “the science is unambiguous and the need to act grows more urgent by…

Facebook launches a climate change information center and commits to eliminating ‘scope 3’ emissions by 2030

The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted consumer and corporate behavior across the board. Some changes were obvious and quick, like cuts to business travel leading to layoffs at companies that served that…

Fintech’s savings and investing boom isn’t just a domestic affair

EasyJet, the U.K.’s largest airline, said hackers have accessed the travel details of 9 million customers. The budget airline said 2,200 customers also had their credit card details accessed in…

EasyJet says 9 million travel records taken in data breach

Eugene Kaspersky made a name for himself in cybersecurity as CEO of Kaspersky Labs, but the Russian security expert has a new passion project: he’s funding an online accelerator that…

Why is Eugene Kaspersky funding a travel accelerator during COVID-19?

Earlier today, Jack Dorsey sent an email to Twitter staff, notifying employees that they will be able to  continue working from home as long as they see fit. The CEO…

Twitter says staff can continue working from home permanently

The coronavirus demand crunch has taken another bite: Palo Alto-based corporate travel-focused unicorn TripActions has confirmed laying off hundreds of staff. Per this post on Blind — written by someone…

TripActions lays off hundreds amid COVID-19 travel freeze

Apple has new hardware coming, the U.S. government may use cell phone data to track the spread of COVID-19 and Fox acquires a streaming company. Here’s your Daily Crunch for…

Daily Crunch: Apple unveils new iPad Pro and MacBook Air

The venture community has been fixated on travel and hospitality since the dot-com era and early-2000s, when mainstays like Kayak and Airbnb were still Silicon Valley darlings. As the multi-trillion-dollar…

Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech

Fresh from topping up its Series C with a whopping $60 million, business travel booking platform TravelPerk is launching a new product it hopes will make customers keep singing its…

TravelPerk launches flexible refunds to help businesses save on cancelled trips

Business customers continue to be a huge target for the travel industry, and today a startup has raised a tidy sum to help it double down on the $1.7 trillion…

Lola.com raises $37M to take on SAP and others in the world of business travel

Blueground, the startup providing turnkey flexible rental apartments, has raised $20 million in a round led by Athens-based VentureFriends, with participation from Endeavor Catalyst, Dubai’s Jabbar Internet Group and serial…

Blueground raises $20 million for flexible apartment rentals

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…

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

TravelPerk, a Barcelona-based SaaS startup that’s built an end-to-end business travel platform, has closed a $21 million Series B round, led by Berlin-based Target Global and London’s Felix Capital. Earlier investors Spark…

TravelPerk grabs $21M to make booking business trips suck less

Rocketrip believes you can motivate employees to spend less on business travel by rewarding them with gift cards. For each trip, the startup establishes a “budget to beat” and helps…

Rocketrip raises $9 million to help companies save, employees make money on business travel

The Upcoming Shakeout In Travel Tech

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The last few years have been a dizzying and heady time for travel startups, filled with mammoth funding rounds, high-profile acquisitions, and dramatic examples of young startups soaring past incumbents.…

The Upcoming Shakeout In Travel Tech

OLSET wants to make travel better for the business workers who are tasked with planning their own trips through online travel sites. And to do so, it’s just raised $1.1…

OLSET Raises $1.1 Million To Personalize Your Business Travel With Big Data

Superfly launched at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in 2010 with plans to become the Mint.com of travel, or more specifically, for your rewards and frequent flier miles and travel spending. Following…

Backed By Travel Veterans, Superfly Launches A “Mailbox For Travel” As It Shifts From Metasearch Into Big Data

Over 25 million Americans participate in frequent-flyer programs that allow them to earn airline miles through flights and credit cards. Today, Chicago-based Rocketmiles is launching a service that will allow…

Targeting Business Travelers, Rocketmiles Lets You Earn Miles For Hotel Stays, No Special Credit Card Needed

HomeAway, the Austin based provider of short-term rental property listings, services for vacation rentals by owner, and search and review tools for travelers debuted its first mobile app today. An…

Outside of Thanksgiving, does this scene even remotely exist anymore? How much do you love your BlackBerry? Like, say, more than you love your spouse? As crazy as that sounds,…