Koala tech.eu

French insurtech startup Koala raises €1.6 million to help compensate for travel disruptions

French travel tech startup Koala has closed a €1.6 million seed round led by London-based Insurtech Gateway, with participation from Playfair Capital, Techstars Ventures and private investors, including former CEOs of Air Malta and Brussels Airlines. The service proactively alerts travelers to any disruption (bad weather, strikes, etc.) and pays out instantly, “no questions asked”. […]

Handiscover tech.eu

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 […]

Upgrade Pack tech.eu

Upgrade Pack raises £5 million to provide travel perks through financial customer loyalty programs

UK startup Upgrade Pack, an app providing discounted flight and hotel upgrades, has surpassed £5 million in seed funding after finalising a new £1.5m private investment, from mostly unnamed private investors. The London-based company sits at the intersection of finance and travel. The startup’s service is exclusively distributed through banks and credit card issuers as […]