Pan-European seed fund firstminute hits a final fund close of $100M

New UK early stage VC firstminute Capital launched in June last year to the tune of $60m, with European VC Atomico as its first cornerstone investor. They were joined by 30 unicorns founders from Euro

Skyscanner adds train travel booking, starting in UK

UK-based travel search engine Skyscanner has expanding its offering with a train ticket booking feature that lets users of its iOS app book UK train journeys. The feature is slated as coming to UK

Skyscanner buys Twizoo to add social content shout-outs to travel reviews

Travel metasearch giant Skyscanner has acquired Twizoo, a small London-based startup which makes a platform for brands to automate injecting relevant social content across their digital footprint.

GoEuro in talks with Uber to loop in last mile transport

European long distance travel booking platform GoEuro is in talks with Uber about an integration to cover the last mile of a journey, an area GoEuro does not focus on. The startup does share an invest

China’s Ctrip is buying flight search company Skyscanner for $1.74 billion

Skyscanner, the Scotland-based flight-search company, has been acquired by Chinese online travel giant Ctrip for £1.4 billion, or approximately $1.74 billion.

Scottish Equity Partners just raised one of Europe’s biggest funds this year

Scottish Equity Partners (SEP), a 25-year-old, growth-stage venture capital firm, has closed on £260 million ($322 million) in commitments for its fifth fund, in one of the largest capital raises fo

Travel Search Site Skyscanner Raises $192M For International Expansion

Travel search engine Skyscanner announced today that it has raised £128 million (about $192 million). The Edinburgh-based company did not disclose its valuation, but the Financial Times reported that

Travel Search Company Skyscanner Acquires Budapest-Based Mobile App Developer Distinction

<a target="_blank" href="">Skyscanner</a>, the travel search company headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland (and a <a href="

Google Said To Take On Kayak, Skyscanner And Others With Its Own Airfare Comparison Tool

Google is reportedly working on an airfare comparison site, according to Ryanair founder Michael O’Leary speaking to the Sunday Independent. O’Leary was much more candid about Google&#8217

Veteran Travel Search Engine Skyscanner Lands “One Of Largest” Sequoia Investments To Date At $800M Valuation

In travel search, most young people’s memories don’t extend much further back than Kayak, which began appearing, circa 2004. Though its name may be slightly less familiar among American tr

Skyscanner Releases Windows 8 App, Plans 100 New Jobs In Its Scotland HQ

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Skyscanner’s Mobile Apps Hit 10M Downloads, Letting Users Find Cheap Flights On The Go

<a target="_blank" href="">Skyscanner</a> is somewhat of a Scottish success story. Founded in 2003, the travel search site, best known for its flight comparisons (though it's