Connected devices tracking startup AirBolt has raised $2 million in a seed round. The raise was led by 72Capital and Moat Investments, with the funds deployed to expand AirBolt’s range of connected devices and global partnerships. Airbolt’s products include a smart travel lock, the world’s first Bluetooth-enabled smart travel-sized lock and a next-generation GPS, LTE-M,… Read more »
July co-founders Athan Didaskalou and Richard Li, with Strandbags MD Felicity McGahan (centre). Melbourne luggage brand July, already set to book more than $5 million revenue in its first year, has raised A$10.5 million in a Series A, led by veteran accessories retailer Strandbags and a private investor. Strandbags is owned by Michael Lewis, chairman… Read more »
TRAVLR co-founders Lani and Simon te Hennepe. Travel website TRAVLR has signed a strategic alliance with ASX-listed 8common Ltd targeting the ‘bleisure’ market The deal gives gives TRAVLR access to corporate clients such as Woolworths and Amcor and more than 100 government departments. Travel website TRAVLR, which lets people plan and book trips in the… Read more »
Telstra-backed accelerator muru-D has unveiled the 10 startups taking part in SYD6, the sixth run of its Sydney program.
Airbnb management startup Hometime launches in two new markets as gross booking value hits $2 million per month
Hometime is going from strength to strength, announcing its launch into top tourism markets Byron Bay and the Sunshine Coast.
Sydney startup Tipi has created a keyless room entry system, helping to streamline the check in process for travellers at hostels around the world.
Aiming to get travellers through the travel planning and booking process end to end is Melbourne-founded TRAVLR, created by husband and wife team Simon and Lani te Hennepe.
Brisbane’sTravello has raised $5 million from private investors to grow its app for travellers and further the development of its new SaaS marketing platform BlueTee.
The ‘International Innovation Partnership’, will see Air New Zealand work with JetBlue Technology Ventures to identify, help develop, and implement emerging tech in the travel sector.
Sydney-founded travel startup Seatfrog has raised $8 million in a Series A round led by European venture capital firm Octopus Ventures, with participation from existing backers including HOWZAT Partners.
A passion to help people living with a disability access adventure experiences and plan travel has seen Clair Crowley, founder of The Good Scout Travel Company, pick up the Golden eNVIe at this year’s annual awards.
According to Friend Theory, a millennial has, on average, 180,000 friends worldwide. The platform helps users find them.
Melbourne startup Roamni helps locals share their knowledge of and stories about a place with tourists
Melbourne-founded traveltech startup Roamni built an app that allows locals in an area to record and share guided audio tours for tourists to listen to.
Airbnb is making a play for the luxury travel market, today unveiling a series of new offerings as part of a roadmap for its “core Homes business”.
The Cater Crew’s Rizvi Mridha promised he’d “never do something half-arsed” after shuttering his first business
“I promised myself I’d never do something half arsed…the decision was already made in my mind that if I was going to do something, I’d do it full time.”