TSI Portfolio 1
EXIT– Publicly Trading- Ticker Symbol FTWS
Pre-book travel rides for travelers and businesses
Major Global Cities Covered
Los Angeles, CA
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.
– 140 cities
– 400 airport locations
– 15,000+ local drivers
– 22 active travel resellers
– 15,000+ mobile app downloads
– Run Rate: $630K
– 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
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.
– 5 hotel and airline brands committed as clients
– 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
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.
– 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
“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
New York, NY
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.
– 8 bus line partners across Latin America
B2B African hotel wholesaler (bedbank)
Hotels in Africa on Platform
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.
– 750 Hotels in Africa on the platform
– Major distribution partnership in the works
Asset tracking and analytics for hotels
Major Hotel Brands Committed
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.
– 3 major hotel brands committed as clients
Business travel routing intelligence
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.
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
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.
AI and human-powered personal travel concierge
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.
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
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
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.
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.
Yappes platform is the marketplace to discover, compare and buy travel APIs.
Location-based social network for travelers
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
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
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
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.