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Startup Funding Roundup: Travel Tech Companies Secure $49 Million in Investments

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Fairlyne Raises $3 Million to Revolutionize Travel Ticket Resale Platform

Fairlyne, a French startup specializing in travel ticket resale, has successfully raised $3 million in seed funding. The round was led by Speedinvest, with participation from Evolem, Kima Ventures, FJ Lab, and several angel investors. Fairlyne’s integrated platform enables consumers to resell non-refundable tickets and helps travel companies sell unused tickets more efficiently. The platform has already been adopted by Ouigo, the French low-cost railway operator, and will soon be implemented by Royal Air Maroc. The funding will be used to expand the platform’s capabilities, onboard new clients, and enter the U.S. market.

HyperGuest Secures $23 Million to Connect Hotels Directly with Sellers

HyperGuest, an Israeli-based startup, had secure $23 million in a series A funding round. The investment was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, with participation from Viola Ventures, Altshuler Shaham, and Thayer Ventures. HyperGuest’s platform facilitates direct connections between hotels and travel sellers, eliminating the need for intermediaries and their associated fees. Over 25,000 hotels have already utilized the platform. The funding will fuel the company’s growth and enhance its technological infrastructure.

Topkey Raises $5.2 Million for Streamlining Vacation Rental Operations

Topkey, a Nashville-based startup, has secured $5.2 million in seed funding to further develop its financial operating system for vacation rental and hospitality property management companies. The round was led by Felicis, with participation from a16z, Y Combinator, Assurant Ventures, Grit Partners, Joe Montana’s Liquid2 Ventures, Derive Ventures, Grit Partners, Kindergarten Ventures, and angel investors. Topkey’s platform centralizes operations, simplifying bookkeeping and expense management. By streamlining processes, the platform aims to significantly reduce the time and costs associated with financial tasks for property managers.

NoeKe Raises €1.3 Million for Secure Traveler Data Sharing Platform

Amsterdam-based startup NoeKe has raised €1.3 million in pre-seed funding from Dreamcraft Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Gharage, and Plug and Play Tech Center. NoeKe offers a secure data sharing and authentication platform for travelers and travel service providers, utilizing blockchain and cloud-based technologies. The platform empowers travelers by giving them control over their verified identification information. The funding will support further development and expansion of NoeKe’s services.

Hardt Hyperloop Secures €12 Million for Hyperloop System Development

Hardt Hyperloop, a visionary ultra-high-speed train startup, has raised €12 million from a group of private and public investors. The recent investments, including contributions from the European Innovation Council Fund, Dutch regional investment funds InnovationQuarter and Investment Fund Groningen, and private backers, add to the funding secured last year. Hardt Hyperloop aims to revolutionize transportation with its hyperloop system. The company plans to commence testing its facility and vehicle in 2024.

Boddy Raises $2.2 Million to Connect Travelers with Wellness Operators

Zurich-based startup Boddy has raised $2.2 million in seed funding from Li Wu, a health research scientist and founder of digital healthcare company Virtusan. Boddy’s platform allows users to search and book access to gyms, classes, massages, and other wellness services in different destinations. The funding will be utilized to enhance the platform’s features and expand its user base.


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