Every week, our team does an internal huddle where we share the most disruptive and exciting startups and emerging technologies from around the world. The only rule is that they can’t solve a current client challenge directly. This way, we retain our superpower of spotting creative adjacencies and disruptive outer-horizon solutions. Below, we share a selection of those startups and technologies with you!
This month we looked at startups targeting travel, tourism, and hospitality. Check out our list below!
Troupe keeps all the details in one place, so travelers ✈️ can suggest, comment, and vote on all aspects of a trip as a group without the headache of long group texts, endless email chains, and lost links.
Welcome is created by the founders of Cameo It is a "Tiktok-meets-Google-Maps" real-time 📽 video-based maps 🗺️ that lets people discover the best places from their favorite people. It also makes intelligent suggestions by taking into account weather, time of day, popularity, preferences and habits, local holidays, and more.
Byway Travel is the best choice of travel if you don’t want to fly or to keep your carbon footprint down. Travel by train 🚆or boat ⛵ with this flight-free travel planning service.
Pinktada is revolutionizing 🛎booking by bringing the power of tokenization to the 🧳 market.
Stay Open is building the 🌎’s largest network of digital nomad and travel communities in repurposed 🏦 – with a portion of DAO proceeds going to help unhoused people.
BagsIDis combining deep learning 🧠 & computer 💻 vision 👓 to build smarter baggage 🧳 solutions for the travel industry.
Airalois the world’s first 📲 eSIM store for travelers to access over 190+ eSIMs at the most affordable, local rates from around the 🌎, all via eSIM compatible smartphone, tablet or PC.
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Every week, we do this to ensure we are ahead of our clients’ needs. Of course, for client work, every startup is deep-vetted and selected to solve for the KPIs that drive impact.
If you have 20 minutes, we would love to discuss how startups can solve your current business challenges in new ways and how VF can be your secret weapon. Book a time with us here.