Travel Tech Essentialist #16: Step by Step

A short newsletter every two weeks with my pick of the top 10 Travel Tech stories and innovations shaping the world’s largest and fastest growing industry.

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  • Zeus Living raised $55 million in a Series B round with the backing of Airbnb, bringing the total funding to date to $79 million. Founded in 2015, Zeus offers extended-stay housing to business travelers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle and DC. PhocusWire .
  • WhyHotel, a provider of luxury pop-up hotels, raised $20 million in Series B funding. The Washington DC-based startup offers lodging and hotel-like service in newly built apartments during the lease-up phase. It has raised more than $35 million over three rounds. PhocusWire.
  • Remote Year raised $5 million in a round led by Lightbank. The company has raised $17 million since it was founded in 2015. The startup provides a platform for professionals who want to live and work around the world. To date, over 2500 professionals have participated in their 4, 6 and 12-month programs. PhocusWire.



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Mauricio Prieto

Entrepreneur, technology consultant, startup advisor, digital transformation. eDreams cofounder, former CMO