The State of Travel Startups and Venture Capital in 2016

A report published by CB Insights showed 2015 as one of the greatest year for travel tech funding, with more than $5.2 billion invested across 348 deals.

What does this year hold for startups?

To help walk us through what’s happening on the venture capital front, we sat down with Marcelo Ballvé, Research Director at CB Insights, and Krish Jagirdar, associate at Brand New Matter, which has investments in Rocketrip and Yatra and consults with early-stage startups on transforming their businesses.



Their discussion looked at travel startups in particular, as well as the broader market of non-travel startups in general. The issue of unicorns including Uber and Airbnb was raised, as well as how the growing concerns for overvaluations may determine the direction of investing in 2016.

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