Dublin-based CarTrawler takes in €100 million as TowerBrook takes over majority ownership

CarTrawler, a Dublin-based provider of car rental and mobility solutions to the travel industry, has secured €100 million in a controlling equity investment from TowerBrook Capital Partners. Headquartered in both London and New York, TowerBrook focuses on control investments in large and mid-market companies. The B2B travel tech company provides a marketplace for ground travel, […]


Swedish startup Handiscover secures €1.6 million to help physically disabled travelers find the right lodging

Swedish travel tech startup Handiscover, which provides an accommodation booking platform for people with special needs, has secured €1.6 million in grant funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. The company qualified for ‘blended funding’, which means that along with the grant, there will be a negotiation around a Series A with the European […] raises largest travel tech seed round, $14 million, to help millennials house swap and jet set, a Paris-based travel community and marketplace, has raised $14 million in seed funding to launch its app for travel-hungry, cash-strapped millennials. Dutch firm Prime Ventures led the round with the participation of angel investor Dominique Vidal, partner at Index Ventures. The startup claims it to be the largest seed funding round in travel tech […]


Duffel bags $30 million to expand online travel booking platform

Duffel, a British travel tech company, has raised a $30 million Series B to grow its platform and change the infrastructure behind online travel booking. The round was led by Index Ventures and joined by Benchmark Capital and Blossom Capital. The Duffel platform enables travel agencies to plug in directly to airlines’ reservation systems via […]