Shining a Light on the Travel Tech Industry

A celebration of the game-changing startups and scale-ups that are redefining the future of travel and hospitality.

Travel technology has gone through multiple waves of innovation over the last half-century, from the rise of today’s foundational incumbents in the 1970s and 80s through the emergence of B2C giants like Expedia and Booking.com in the early 2000s.

Recent troubles in the travel industry have created excruciating experiences for millions of travelers excited for post-pandemic globetrotting. As experienced investors in the travel tech category, we have seen the incredible innovation and impact of startups that are making travel better for everyone.

Discover 2023’s inaugural cohort of Travel Tech Titans below.

The Travel Tech Titans

Early Stage

BTP Automation
Bruce Yoxsimer View
Deal Engine
Alex Jara View
Grapevine
Jack Dow View
NeoKe
Vikas Bhola View
NLX
Andrei Papancea View
Thrust Carbon
Mark Corbett View

Mid Stage

Amenitiz
Alexandre Guinefolleau View
Canary Technologies
Harman Singh Narula View
Fora
Evan Frank View
point.me
Adam Morvitz View
Sensible Weather
Nick Cavanaugh View
Sherpa
Max Tremaine View

Late Stage

Cloudbeds
Adam Harris View
Hopper
Frederic Lalonde View
Mews
Matthijs Welle View
OTA Insight
Sean Fitzpatrick View
Selfbook
Khalid Meniri View
TravelPerk
Avi Meir View

Judge List

Gilad Berenstein

Brook Bay Capital

Caroline Bremner

Euromonitor

Suzanna Chiu

Amadeus IT Group

Kristi Choi

Plug and Play Ventures

Lucile Cornet

Eight Roads Ventures

Will Cunningham

WestCap

Stuart Greif

Forbes Travel Guide

Chris Hemmeter

Thayer Ventures

Kurien Jacob

Highgate Technology Ventures

Ellen Keszler

Board member & advisor at multiple companies

Simon Lehmann

AJL Atelier

Keyvan Nilforoushan

Virgil, ex-onefinestay

Mauricio Prieto

Travel Tech Essentialist

Tript Singh Lamba

Expedia Group

Colin Smyth

Flywire

JC Taunay-Bucalo

TravelPerk

Gaurav Tuli

F-Prime Capital

Cara Whitehill

Unlock Advisors

Methodology

Leveraging expertise from the brightest minds in travel tech.

We assembled an extraordinary group of judges who bring a diverse set of experiences from across the industry: executives at leading incumbents, successful entrepreneurs who built and exited their own businesses, and investors who are backing the best of the best.

Nominations were provided by the judges and the general public. Each judge then distributed five votes among startups in each stage; judges were limited in their ability to vote for companies in their own portfolios.

~200 companies

nominated across 21 countries

$6.9 billion

in funding raised by nominated companies

18 judges

representing the industry's top investors, entrepreneurs, and operators

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