Tagged: travel

Update: Short-Term Rental Platform Homeit Secures Over €500,000 During the Final Days on Seedrs

With its equity crowdfunding campaign set to close on Seedrs soon, Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has successfully secured more than €500,000 from nearly 500 investors. The company launched the initiative earlier this summer and quickly raised its initial  €250,000 funding target. As previously reported, the platform offers… Read More

Portugal’s Short-Term Rental Platform HomeIt Surpasses €250,000 Funding Target on Seedrs

Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has successfully surpassed its initial €250,000 equity crowdfunding target on Seedrs. The company states it offers an easy, fast, and reliable way to grant access to properties in real-time, wherever a customer is. Its platform provides keyless instant access for both… Read More

SoFi Announces Partnership With Alaska Air to Help New Members Save Money on Student Loans While Earning Summer Travel Points

Online lending platform SoFi announced this week it has teamed up with Alaska Air to help its new members save money on student loans while also earning extra summer travel points. The online lender revealed the exciting news through its Twitter on Thursday: We’ve partnered… Read More

Update: Bluesmart Quickly Secures $1 Million Through Second Indiegogo Campaign For Series 2 Smart Luggage Line

Indiegogo success Bluesmart has successfully secured over $1 million from more than 2000 backers during its latest crowdfunding campaign for its Series A Smart Luggage. The campaign was launched less than two weeks ago and sought to raise only $50,000. As previously reported, the Series 2 line includes… Read More

Bluesmart Returns to Indiegogo: Seeks Funding For Second Generation Suitcases

Less than three years after successfully securing $2 million through its first crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, New York-based startup Bluesmart has returned to the funding portal to raise funds for its Series 2: Smart Luggage System. The line includes a carry-on luggage, a checked bag,… Read More

SoFi Teams Up With JetBlue to Help Customers Manage Student Loans While Earning Travel Rewards

Online lending platform SoFi recently announced it has formed a partnership with airline company JetBlue to help customers manage their student loans while also earning travel rewards. The companies claimed this is the first partnership between a direct lender for student loans and an airliner…. Read More

Fintech Companies eNett International & Invoice Bazaar Announce Partnership: Seeks to Streamline Supplier Payments for Travel Companies

B2B travel payment solutions provider eNett International announced on Monday it has teamed up with UAE supply chain finance platform Invoice Bazaar to help make faster, easier, and safer supplier payments with the eNett Virtual Account Numbers (VANs) even more accessible for middle eastern travel… Read More

Travel Now, Pay Later: Uplift Partners with Mark Travel Corp & Golden Nugget on Monthly Financing Service

Uplift, Inc. has announced a partnership with The Mark Travel Corporation and Golden Nugget to make low-cost travel financing available to millions of consumers. Uplift is a platform that  seeks to give users looking to travel the option to “buy now, pay later” by providing installment… Read More

Travel Website Vakay Announces Promotional Partnership With Uber After Crowdcube Launch

Vakay, a holiday search platform, recently launched a campaign on equity crowdfunding platform, Crowdcube. The company is seeking to raise £100,000 for the development of its website features and marketing. The new travel website, which was incorporated in 2015, offers users destination recommendations based on their budget… Read More

No More Walking at Airports: Chicago Startup Modobag Seeks Funds on Indiegogo For Motorized Rideable Luggage

Chicago startup, Modobag, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to raise funds for its self-titled luggage. The project has successfully topped its initial $50,000 funding goal and is now nearing $200,000. What has attracted nearly 200 backers to the initiative? The tech company… Read More

Team of Kickstarter Alum G-Ro Tests Out Wheels (Video)

With just months until Kickstarter backers begin to receive their highly-anticipated G-Ro, the crew behind the highly anticipated luggage has unveiled pictures and videos of the wheels being tested out. G-RO is described as a unique luggage system that is on a mission to evolved… Read More

“Trip Advisor For Kids” KalliKids Looks to Raise £150,000 During Seedrs Initiative

KalliKids, a UK-based company that considers itself the Trip Advisor for Kids, has recently launched a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs to secure £150,000 as it prepares to expand its services. The company’ goal is to help parents find activities for their children while on vacation…. Read More

Luxury Marketplace Luxtripper Returns to Crowdcube For An Additional £400,000

Earlier this month, London’s online luxury marketplace, Luxtripper, took to equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to raise £400,000 so that it can complete its quote building/booking and hire additional personnel. Luxtripper, which secured £152,000 on Crowdcube last year, reportedly uses propriety tech to present travellers with their… Read More

Kickstarter Alum Shalgi Design Studio Announces “Stealth Black” Special Edition G-Ro & Colored Wheel Plates

Giving backers more reasons to be excited about its highly successful Kickstarter project, travel-light LTD’s “revolutionary” carry-on luggage, G-RO, Shalgi Design Studio announced the “Stealth Black” special edition, along with color wheel plates. Shalgi Design shared in a recent update: “Hi Backers! Originally we intended the Stealth Black… Read More

Indiegogo Alum Bluesmart Carry-On Luggage Hits Brookstone Shelves

On Monday, retailer Brookstone announced the arrival of the Indiegogo success, Bluesmart carry-on smart, connected suitcase. Originally started as an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, Bluesmart uses a combination of Bluetooth, GPS, and innovative technologies not found in other suitcases to do things other suitcases simply can’t…. Read More

NCFA Founder Craig Asano Rallies Canadian Crowdfunders with Alternative Finance Policy, Notes “Flourishing” Startup Scene

“As the crowdfunding economy grows it will spur economic prosperity, create new jobs and ultimately improve follow-on funding outcomes for scalable ventures looking to succeed in the incredibly dynamic and connected global markets we live in today.” As readers know, The Centre for Alternative Finance at University of… Read More

Update: Carry On Luggage G-RO Surpasses $800,000 on Kickstarter

With just a little over a week since launching its already popular Kickstarter campaign, Travel-Light LTD’s “revolutionary” carry-on luggage, G-RO, has surpassed $800,000 thanks to over 2,300 backers. As previously reported, G-RO is described as a unique luggage system that is on a mission to evolved from the… Read More

Bluesmart Secures Over $11.5M During Recent Funding Round; Begins Shipping to Indiegogo Backers

Bluesmart, the company behind the world’s first smart, connected luggage, announces  it has raised a round of funding of $11.5 million. The funding comes from a group of institutional investors – from Amadeus IT Group and Cota Capital to Western Technology Investments (WTI) and Y… Read More

Tripr Social Travel App Embarks on Crowdcube Equity Fund Raise: Going My Way?

The Oxford alum Tripr founders Nicholas Green,  Alexander Dru and Miraan Tabrez hope that readers and investors are going their way, as they launch their equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube for their social travel app that connects people going to the same place.  Seeking to raise £250,000 for 24.00% equity offered, the… Read More

‘Making Renting An Airplane As Easy As Renting A Car,” OpenAirplane Is Now Crowdfunding on SeedInvest

Glimmering just ahead, summer offers the hope of beach days, picnics, hikes, ice cream until it hurts and, if the petsitter is available, travel. The minor (major) hassles of transportation–airplane delays or cancellations, a sea of brake lights–will be worth it. Certainly. But if one could reduce… Read More