Omio raises $80M as travel demand rebounds after years of COVID-19 crisis
It’s been a tough few years for Omio, the Berlin-based travel search and booking platform that saw 98% of its revenues evaporate overnight when COVID-19 hit Europe back in spring 2020. But the c
If you must conduct layoffs, don’t be a jerk
Since our last column, another smattering of tech startups has laid off employees. We get it. Layoffs happen. But as we conduct yet another week of analysis into a depressing time in tech, we’re thi
Bookaway books $35M to scale up its ground transportation booking platform
Travel and tourism are coming back online in the wake of COVID-19 restrictions getting relaxed, and today a startup tackling one part of the equation for getting from home to one’s destination i
What does the new era of location intelligence hold for businesses?
Throughout the COVID-19 recovery era, location data is set to be a core ingredient for driving business intelligence and building sustainable consumer loyalty.
TravelPerk adds $115M to equity and debt Series D, discloses unicorn valuation
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 — closing out th
For those who want to turn travel into dollars, Fora can help start your next career
Fora is one of the latest startups seeing venture capital attraction to push more of the travel industry into the digital age and tapping into the creator economy.
Elude secures additional funding as it aims to improve travel booking experience
Elude launched on iOS, but has plans to launch a web version and Android version in the coming months.
Travel technology platform Spotnana launches with $41M
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.
SmarterTravel sheds HopJump name, begins a new journey with $9.5M round
SmarterTravel provides personalized travel recommendations and targeted travel content.
YouTravel.Me packs up $1M to match travelers with curated small group adventures
YouTravel.Me is the latest startup to grab some venture capital dollars as the travel industry gets back on its feet amid the global pandemic.
Thatch using $3M round to put travel creators on the map
The mobile app provides tools for travel creators to build their own travel-based businesses in order to curate, share and soon sell interactive travel guides and planning services.
TravelPerk buys UK-based Click Travel in latest pandemic purchase
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 —
Holidu books $45M after growing its vacation rentals business ~50% YoY during COVID-19
Vacation rental startup Holidu has tucked $45 million in Series D funding into its suitcase — bringing its total raised since being founded back in 2014 to more than $120 million. The latest fun
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
Hopper raises $170M and partners with Capital One on a new cardholder travel booking portal
Canadian travel startup Hopper has raised a $170 million Series F round, led by Capital One. The U.S. banks and credit card company is also coming on board as a strategic partner, to launch Capital On
Snapcommerce raises $85M to make over your mobile shopping experience
People are not only shopping digitally more than ever, they’re also shopping using their mobile phones more than ever. And for mobile-first companies like Snapcommerce, this is good news. Snapcommer
5 questions from Airbnb’s IPO filing
Airbnb filed to go public yesterday, offering the world a look into its financial performance over the past several years. The company’s S-1 detailed an expanding travel giant with billions in a
The VC and founder winners in Airbnb’s IPO
After a tumultuous year for the travel industry, Airbnb’s long-awaited IPO filing just dropped. One thing is clear: there is still plenty of juice left in the home-sharing platform, and a smattering
TravelPerk launches an API for COVID-19 restrictions
About a month after outting an open API platform for its customers to augment their apps, business trip SaaS startup TravelPerk has launched a standalone API product aimed at helping the wider travel
Omio takes $100M to shuttle through the coronavirus crisis
Multimodal travel platform Omio (formerly GoEuro) has raised $100M in late stage funding to help see its business through the coronavirus crisis. It also says it’s eyeing potential M&A oppor