Giles Rhys Jones discusses how what3words’ unique three-word addressing system can improve navigation and location services. Recorded at the 4YFN conference.
Guest contributor Federico Guerrini, an Italian tech journalist, shares some insights into which 10 Italian startups to keep a particularly close eye on in 2016.
Edinburgh, Scotland-based travel metasearch website Skyscanner has raised $192 million at a $1.6 billion valuation. FT has the scoop. The investors are Artemis, Baillie Gifford, Khazanah Nasional Berhad (the investment arm of the Malaysian government), Vitruvian Partners and Yahoo! Japan. Reuters reports that the funds raised include both primary and secondary proceeds, according to Skyscanner, […]
Berlin, Germany-based travel startup GoEuro has raised $45 million in Series B funding on the heels of GetYourGuide securing $50 million last month. Goldman Sachs led the funding round, with new investors Atomico, Yuri Milner (DST), Tom Stafford, Sebastian Siemiatkowski (Klarna) and Ilkka Paananen (Supercell) chipping in. GoEuro claims its the largest platform in Europe […]
OneTwoTrip, the Russian travel booking website operating in Russia, Europe and CIS, has secured $4 million in fresh funding from Vostok New Ventures. The deal was disclosed in the nine-months report of the Swedish fund. Launched in 2011, the startup offers online booking of flight tickets and hotels. The company raised an $8 million round […]
Swiss startup TrekkSoft, a provider of software solutions for tour and activity companies, has acquired Acteavo, an Ireland-based rival. Earlier this year, TrekkSoft raised a relatively small round of funding, but the company did not disclose how much it coughed up to reel in Acteavo. Acteavo was founded in late 2013 in Dublin, also to […]
France’s national railway company, SNCF, is looking for European startups to help it tackle a number of current and future challenges. Check out its competition now.