Portfolio- TSI 1

TSI Portfolio 1

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Pre-book travel rides for travelers and businesses

Major Global Cities Covered

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Joined TSI

November 2014

Headquarters

Los Angeles, CA

About FlitWays

FlitWays is a transportation network company that offers on-demand and pre-booked ride service in 140 cities for travelers and businesses. FlitWays uses state of the art technology to bring ground travel booking into the travel industry by building strategic partnership with major travel companies, travel networks, travel managements and hotels for travelers to make ground travel booking available at every travel point of sale. The FlitWays solution allow travelers to pre-book or e-hail ideal travel rides through the FlitWays online booking engine or mobile app, or through their preferred travel vendor.

Traction

– 140 cities
– 400 airport locations
– 15,000+ local drivers
– 22 active travel resellers
– 15,000+ mobile app downloads
– Run Rate: $630K

Blog Posts

FlitWays Goes Public, Travel Startups Incubator’s First Exit
FlitWays grows TSI’s investment by 430% to scale to $550K (TTM) in 2015 now raising $500K in a seed-series
Flitways Traction Days (video interview)
Travel Startups Incubator invests in FlitWays

Beacon-powered automated check-in and identity solution

Hotel and Airline Brands Committed

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Joined TSI

September 2014

Headquarters

Sunnyvale, CA

About Proxce

Proxce’s Proximity Identity Manager uses Bluetooth Smart (iBeacons/Eddystone) and Geofence technology to identify a guest in real-time, allow auto check-in, and keyless entry to guest rooms at hotels. Additionally, the system allows the smart phone to be aware of its surroundings and provides more personalized, non-intrusive, contextual content. The system is built to be scalable to different verticals like airports, restaurants, etc. to offer value-added services.

Traction

– 5 hotel and airline brands committed as clients

Blog Posts

Jumeirah Hotels Adopts Proxce’s Award Winning Proximity Identification Management System
Proxce wins Most Innovative Startup Company at Phocuswright Travel Innovation Summit
Proxce wins NBTWorld Innovator Spotlight Award
Proxce Traction Days (video interview)
Travel Startups Incubator invests in Proxce

B2B distribution platform for tours and activities

Tour Provider Customers

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Joined TSI

January 2015

Headquarters

Sunnyvale, CA

About Adventure Bucket List

Adventure Bucket List is a B2B2C platform that helps travel adventure and tour operators bring their business online and enable consumers to book their services online. Their unified reservation management and sales distribution platform provides real-time tour and activity bookings for online and mobile resellers of travel through a network of tour and activity suppliers and provider partners. Think Sabre or Open Table but for tours and activities.

Traction

– 125 tour companies as paid subscribers
– $450k+ gross revenue in 6 months of operation
– 20% of clients switched to their software from competitors
– Client retention: 100%
– Exclusive partnership with 1 nation’s government run tourism bureau to power their e-commerce platform
– Follow-on investment confirmed for current round, awaiting a lead

Blog Posts

Adventure Bucket List Traction Days (video interview)
Travel Startups Incubator invests in Adventure Bucket List – ABL

TSI Testimonial

“Travel Startups Incubator has given ABL access to a wide array of partnerships and clients across the travel vertical. The TSI team continually plays an active roll in the strategy, planning, fundraising and business development of Adventure Bucket List.”
Ryan Stobie, CEO & Co-Founder

Search engine for inter-city bus tickets in $15bn Latin America market

Bus Line Partners in LatAm

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Joined TSI

December 2015

Headquarters

New York, NY

About PanTrek

PanTrek is an online booking engine designed to help travelers navigate the many challenges of bus travel in Latin American countries. By combining all available companies’ routes and fares onto a single booking engine, PanTrek provides immediate, detailed information regarding the most trusted and affordable transportation providers.

Traction

– 8 bus line partners across Latin America

Blog Posts

Travel Startups Incubator invests in PanTrek an Online Booking Engine for Inter-City Bus Transportation in Latin America

B2B African hotel wholesaler (bedbank)

Hotels in Africa on Platform

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Joined TSI

June 2015

Headquarters

Alton, Hampshire, UK

About Africa Bookings

Africa Bookings is a B2B African hotel wholesaler (bedbank) that contracts directly with hotels and lodges in Africa for global distribution of African hotel room inventory to OTAs, travel agency’s and agents.

Traction

– 750 Hotels in Africa on the platform
– Major distribution partnership in the works

Blog Posts

Spacebase, FLYR and Africa Bookings win Travel Startup Awards at Startup Village in San Francisco
Travel Startups Incubator invests in Africabookings

Asset tracking and analytics for hotels

Major Hotel Brands Committed

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Joined TSI

February 2016

Headquarters

Chicago, IL

About TraknProtect

TraknProtect is an inventory tracking and analytics platform that allows hotels to know in real time where key assets are located and quickly respond to guest requests for such assets. TraknProtect uses Bluetooth beacons and Bluetooth/WiFi hubs to communicate where items such as rollaway beds, cribs, housekeeping carts, bellhop carts, microwaves, fridges and more can be found throughout a hotel property.

Traction

– 3 major hotel brands committed as clients

Blog Posts

– Travel Startups Incubator Invests in Hotel Inventory Asset Tracking & Analytics Platform TraknProtect

Business travel routing intelligence

Alpha

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Joined TSI

December 2015

Headquarters

Brasilia, DF, Brazil

About Biz Airlines

Biz Airlines is a business travel booking solution, with an embedded airline routing BI, that takes executives from point to point, mixing and matching airport transfers, airlines and charter jets to deliver the most cost effective way to fly the main global air shuttles.

Blog Posts

Travel Startups Incubator invests in Biz Airlines a Business Travel Mobile Booking Solution

Luxury on-demand chauffeur service platform

Alpha

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Joined TSI

July 2015

Headquarters

New York, NY

About Jolie

Jolie is a luxury on-demand chauffeur service platform. Jolie focuses on connecting clients with professional ground service providers across the lifestyle industries, allowing for a luxurious, high-end travel experience.

NDC (New Distribution Capability) aggregator

Alpha

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Joined TSI

April 2016

Headquarters

Gurgaon, Haryana, India

About Airlines Technology

IT solution provider developing products for the latest airline Passenger Reservation System standards called NDC (New Distribution Capability), an initiative spearheaded by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Airlines Technology helps airlines and travel agencies serve rich, comparative content to travelers via NDC.

Blog Posts

Travel Startups Incubator Invests in NDC Aggregation Platform Airlines Technology

AI and human-powered personal travel concierge

Registered Users

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Joined TSI

April 2016

Headquarters

Mumbai, India

About GoHero

A Mobile Travel Chat app that can handle flights, hotels, cruises, restaurants, cabs, rail, bus ticket and general holiday planning. Customers can communicate using the app or various 3rd-party chat platforms such as Messenger and Slack. Currently working with 2 corporate clients.

Blog Posts

Travel Startups Incubator Invests in Mobile Travel Chat App GoHero.ai

On-demand travel video requests and fulfillment

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Joined TSI

June 2015

Headquarters

New York, NY

About VidPal

VidPal is an On-Demand travel destination video platform launched in New York City. VidPal gives travelers the opportunity to request custom New York City-related videos before they visit the city. Freelance videographers can then bid on the projects that appeal to them, and earn “bounty” – the amount offered by the user requesting the video.

Travel technology media platform

Live

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Joined TSI

August 2016

Headquarters

Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

About TravHQ

TravHQ is a media platform that presents dynamic travel-related news as well as analysis of technology and other developments within the growing Southeast Asia and Asia-Pacific regions to keep its readers updated on current technologies, travel startups, and other news in these booming tourism markets.

Blog Posts

Travel Startups Incubator Acquires Equity Stake in TravHQ an India Travel Technology Media Platform

Global Tours & Activities Platform

Live

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Joined TSI

August 2016

Headquarters

Seoul, South Korea

About Yana Trip

Yana Trip is a global OTA service that offers various adventures, activities and local tours for F.I.T throughout the world.

Blog Posts

Travel Startups Incubator Acquires Equity Stake in Korean Adventure Travel OTA Yana Trip

Travel API Marketplace

Alpha

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Joined TSI

August 2016

Headquarters

Bengaluru, India

About Yappes

Yappes platform is the marketplace to discover, compare and buy travel APIs.

Location-based social network for travelers

Pivoting

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Joined TSI

April 2015

Headquarters

Monterrey, Mexico

About Tutton

Tutton is a mobile travel app startup that helps you find your friends and friends of friends when traveling. What is so appealing about Tutton is that your friends don’t need to have Tutton downloaded to connect with them because the information comes from the social networks.

Multimedia vignettes located on a map and positioned in time

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Joined TSI

June 2015

Headquarters

San Jose, CA

About Chronicles Of Earth

Chronicles of Earth is a mobile app and trusted network for travelers where they will be able to define themselves by the trips they take and the stories they share. Stories are told with Chronicles, which are journals of multimedia vignettes located on a map and positioned in time.

Subscription-based spontaneous travel service for millennial travelers

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Joined TSI

March 2015

Headquarters

Davenport, FL

About Trveler

Trveler is a subscription-based spontaneous travel service for millennial travelers. Travel up to 4 times a year to awesome USA destinations for $149 a month.

Travel video review system

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Joined TSI

April 2015

Headquarters

London, UK

About Veedback

The Veedback mobile app enables travelers to shoot a 20-second travel review and then upload the video to the Veedback platform and share with friends via the social networks. Video is the most engaging and compelling medium for travel reviews and we think now is a great time to launch a video travel review application.

Mobile destination advertising platform

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Joined TSI

Feb 2015

Headquarters

Dubai, UAE

About Guide City

Guide City is a mobile destination advertising platform for local in-destination merchants and travelers.