• Libersy Raises Funding For Distributed Booking Service

    Libersy, an Amsterdam-based startup that helps small businesses handle bookings and payments online, has raised a new round of investment from HenQ Invest and a group of existing investors. The funding amount was not disclosed. Libersy had previously raised €1.6 million in funding. You can find our coverage of Libersy here and here. Libersy’s web-based bookings technology allows… Read More

  • TeachStreet Emerges To Help You Find The Best Yoga and Cooking Classes

    Amazon and JibJab Alum Dave Schappell will launch his newest startup, TeachStreet, sometime tomorrow. They will also announce a first round of funding: $2.25 million from Madrona Ventures, Bezos Expeditions and a number of angel investors. The company, a sort of Yelp for real world classes (cooking, dog obedience, music lessons, ballroom dance, foreign language, golf, yoga, etc.), allows… Read More

  • Dutch Startup Libersy Gets €1.2 Million For Distributed Booking Service

    Libersy, an Amsterdam-based startup that we first covered in March 2007, closed a €1.2 Million round of financing this week. Investors include Shamrock Ventures, Value Creation & Company, Reof and Technofonds Flevoland. The company had previously raised €400k in a series of angel rounds. Libersy, along with competitor Genbook, provide an easy, embeddable booking solution for small… Read More

  • Race To Build The "Distributed Bookings" Platform For Services

    Real world services become much more efficient when paired with Internet-based search and booking platforms. Today, event venues, hotels, airlines, restaurants and other businesses can build their own booking applications with software from various vendors. And OpenTable has done a good job creating a bookings portal for restaurants. Skype Prime and Ether are two good services that let… Read More