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

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 platform TravelPerk is an

Extra Crunch Live: Join GC’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle for a live Q&A right now

It’s a special day; we’re hosting the year’s final episode of Extra Crunch Live with General Catalyst’s Peter Boyce and Katherine Boyle at 4 p.m. EST/1 p.m. PST. Extra Crunch m

Travel savings tool Service shuts down, citing COVID-19 downturn

Service, a tool that helped you get compensation when there are flight delays and find lower hotel rates after you’ve already booked, today said it would shut down its service. The company, whic

Stealthy search startup Searchable.ai snags $2M seed

Searchable.ai wants to solve an old problem around search in the enterprise. The stealthy startup announced a $2 million seed round. Defy Partners led the round with a slew of other participants, incl

Splunk acquires cloud monitoring service SignalFx for $1.05B

Splunk, the publicly traded data processing and analytics company, today announced that it has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. Approximately 60% of this will be in cash and

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

Kayak’s new AR feature will tell you if your carry-on bag fits the overhead bin

Popular travel app Kayak has put augmented reality to clever use with a new feature that lets you measure the size of your carry-on bag using just your smartphone. Its updated iOS app now takes advant

If you’re waiting for a self-driving car revolution, keep waiting

Not a week goes by without some sort of development in the world regarding self-driving cars -- the subject consistently finds a place in any given news cycle. But if you're waiting for a self-driving

Never leave Slack with message button bots for using Kayak, Trello, and more

Now you can approve expenses, assign deadlines, check flights, and interact with other enterprise tools from inside Slack with its new Message Buttons. Slack is vying to become your always-open portal

The Upcoming Shakeout In Travel Tech

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 incumben

Flight Search Startup And Disrupt Contender Superfly Adds Personalized Hotel Booking Service

Superfly, which helps travelers take advantage of frequent flier miles and airline rewards programs, is expanding its services to include a mobile app for finding and booking hotels. Superfly first la

Flight Deals Platform GetGoing Takes On Kayak With Souped Up Search Engine For Cheaper Flights

The price of airfare is an ongoing point of frustration for travelers, especially considering that it feels like airlines find every conceivable opportunity to shake you down for a few more bucks. Man

CoverHound Lands $4.5M From RRE, Bullpen & Blumberg To Become The Kayak Of Online Insurance

Car insurance is a necessary evil for all drivers. Of course, if you don't happen to be accident prone, paying expensive monthly or annual bills is a headache and seems equivalent to setting your wall

Book Now Or Wait? Kayak Adds Price Forecasting To Its Flight Search Results

It was just over two months ago that <a target="_blank" href="http://www.kayak.com/">Kayak</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.priceline.com/">Priceline</a> sent ripples through the online tra

Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning

Over the last few years, the travel industry has begun to undergo significant change, as startups and incumbents have fought to bring the disparate parts of a highly regulated industry online. Much of

Follow The Money: Why Priceline Bought Kayak

Last week, <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/11/08/priceline-com-acquires-kayak-for-1-8-billion/">Priceline.com acquired Kayak for $1.8 billion</a>. That's more than twice <a href="https://bet

Priceline.com Acquires Kayak For $1.8 Billion, Will Allow Kayak To Continue To Operate Independently

Online travel site <a target="_blank" href="http://priceline.com">Priceline.com</a> just announced that it has agreed to acquired the travel search engine <a target="_blank" href="http://kayak.com">Ka

That’ll Fly: Kayak Closes IPO Day With Shares Up Nearly 30% And Market Cap Over $1.2B

It's been a long time in coming. After first filing to go public in late 2010, Kayak finally came to market today debuting as a public company on NASDAQ, trading under "KYAK." The travel bookings comp

Kayak Is Headed To Russia

Kayak is expanding into Russia, it seems. Thanks to handy news source LinkedIn (yes, really), one <a target="_blank" href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/andrew-verbitsky/0/940/830">Mr. Andrew Verbitsky<

Kayak And Palo Alto IPOs Looking Better Than Facebook’s (Whew!)

Happy IPO Friday! Two tech startups are making their public debuts today: <a target="_blank" href="http://finance.yahoo.com/q?s=panw&ql=1">Palo Alto Networks</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http:
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