TravelPerk tech.eu

Barcelona’s TravelPerk buys Albatross, an API for virus-related travel restrictions, to expand risk management offering

Barcelona-based travel management platform Travelperk has acquired Albatross, a startup that offers an API for structured information on travel restrictions and local guidelines in the coronavirus era. This is the Spanish company’s first acquisition. Albatross’ technology and data will be incorporated into TravelCare, the platform’s travel risk management offering, but also remain a standalone product […]

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Israeli investing platform OurCrowd announces $100 million Pandemic Innovation Fund

OurCrowd, a Jerusalem-based investment platform, has launched the Pandemic Innovation Fund, with the plan to raise $100 million for investment in “urgent technological solutions” for the medical, business, educational and social needs resulting from global pandemics and other global emergencies.  “The rapid spread of the coronavirus has validated our vision of a connected digital world […]

Global Venture Funding Through The Pandemic; Late-Stage Stays Strong

Editor’s note: this is an article from Crunchbase News written by research lead Gené Teare and syndicated with permission. To understand the impact of the pandemic on global venture funding, we took a look at comparative trends for the first four months of each year from 2016 through to 2020. The impact to technology companies […]

Opinion: Why public VC blacklists shouldn’t exist

The COVID-19 crisis has changed the lives of billions of people on Earth — including a small subset thereof, that is VCs and entrepreneurs. The change is not always positive or pleasant — but it’s certainly here to stay, and it’s very important to understand how to adjust for it. In a recent podcast episode, we […]