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Koala, the travel insurance startup closes €1.6m seed round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th June 2020
€1.6m raised by innovative insurtech startup Koala to help with growth plans, team expansion and new product development Great news for Koala, the Paris-based insurtech startup with the announcement of an investment of €1.6m, led by London based incubator and fund Insurtech Gateway alongside Playfair Capital, Techstars Ventures, and private investors.Koala is on a mission to reinvent tr...
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TailHail wants their membership-based private aircraft platform to take flight

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th May 2020
The lowdown on TailHail, the Newcastle-based startup that's innovating in the private flying sector Have you ever watched a film where the characters are in a private plane, being flown in peace and quiet to their destination and thought, just for a moment, that you would like to experience the luxury and sense of importance that comes from having a plane to yourself? Right before the environmen...
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Urban life innovations post lockdown: Top VCs on the cities of tomorrow

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th May 2020
As UK prepares for the next phase of lockdown, leading venture capital investors and micro mobility unicorn Lime shared their views on the future of innovations in the most affected sectors by Coronavirus – retail, real estate, travel and urban mobility in the latest online “Ecosystem” webinar. The speakers discussed the role of technology in building resilient city in...
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LuggageHero shows that investing in travel startups is not over

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st May 2020
LuggageHero, a leading luggage-storage network, is bucking the trend by showing that investing in travel startups is not fully over during the COVID-19 pandemic and crisis. Within 48 hours of opening its campaign privately to current investors, in late March, the Danish-based company had reached its goal by raising €329,000. The crowd-sourced campaign, LuggageHero’s second on the ...
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Hot trends across the tours and travel activities sector for 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 31st January 2020
Simone Semprini, CEO and co-founder of TourScanner, shares his tips on the hot trends to hit the tours and travel activities sector for 2020!  Have no doubt about it, one of the most popular segments in the travel industry is the tour and travel activities sector. The boom in tours and activity bookings online has pushed analysts to pay closer attention to the thriving space to keep close tr...
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Tech revolutionising Travel and Tourism in 2020

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th January 2020
Ivana Dobrilovic from LuggageHero shares her thoughts on the tech trends that will impact the travel and tourism industry in 2020Although Bleisure (Business + Leisure) was a trend of the past decade, it’s definitely something we’ll see rolling into the 2020s where working to live and living to work is a way of life. We’re repeatedly told that all you need is a good laptop and a g...
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How UrbanThings is powering intelligent mobility

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2019
London-based startup UrbanThings builds transit apps and smart-ticketing platforms that will make commuting that bit easier... Everyone is online now. We have our faces firmly buried in phone screens for about 90% of our day, we get our news digitally, we communicate digitally, we book Star Wars tickets digitally. But despite this large-scale move from now-unnecessarily convoluted offli...
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Taptrip - business travel made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th October 2019
The lowdown on Taptrip, the traveltech startup that's making it easier to manage business travel... Travel is expensive, and if your business is the type that has employees on the road a lot, the cost adds up. And so does the workload for the person who has to sit and sift through the receipts and bookings and keep everything running smoothly. Any SME knows that the smallest amount of money that ...
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Like Locals offer self-guided tours with a difference

by: Startacus Admin ~ 6th October 2019
Experience cities like a local, thanks to London-based Like Locals, the startup aiming to provide self-guided trails crafted by a community of local insiders... When you go abroad and you want to tour a city, locals are obviously the best people to show you around and tell you the interesting tidbits about the place. But you don’t necessarily want to share your holiday with a stranger, you ...
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Betternotstop wants business owners to escape the daily grind

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd September 2019
A new group-travel experience, Betternotstop aims to help small business owners escape the daily grind, refocus their efforts and gain control of their business, with business-focused adventures in the choice of fourteen countries. From remote working, co-working, and working holidays, it is fair to say that employee work options have evolved over the last few years.The brainchild of Manchester-b...
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