Each week we round up travel startups that have recently received or announced funding. Please email Senior Travel Tech Editor Sean O’Neill at email@example.com if you have funding news.
This week, travel startups announced more than $184 million in funding.
>>Buser, an online booking service for intercity buses in Brazil, has raised $138 million (700 million reais) in a funding round.
LGT Lightrock, Softbank, Monashees, and Valor Capital participated in the round. The travel app now serves nearly 4 million users and it expects a boom in intercity travel once the pandemic recedes.
In Brazil, intercity bus travel is vital. Air and rail operations are either costly or insufficient for many travelers. Meanwhile, most cities are connected by only one bus company, with limited schedules and routes.
The startup, founded in São Paulo in late 2016, plays matchmaker between travelers in Brazil looking to travel between particular cities on particular dates and executive bus charter companies…