Travel’s Path Forward: Startups and Investors

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Travel’s Path Forward: Startups and Investors

The coronavirus pandemic is turning the entire travel industry up-side-down, including the venture-backed travel startups that have business models facing a surprise stress test in these times. As VC deals are drying up and the sectors the tech startups serve are scrambling to cut cost, many companies that were seeing high growth only a few months ago are quickly being forced into survival mode. What can be done to survive in the short-term? How are VC investors viewing this crisis, advising startups, and considering where future investments may occur? 

Please join Skift editors and research analysts, along with VCs and startup founders, for this dive into the state of travel startups today.

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What You’ll Learn

How are startups, both large and small, managing this crisis?

How can travel tech help solve the challenges the industry is facing at the moment?

Will this crisis shift the focus and trends in travel venture capital, as well as the tech that is created?

Which sectors across the travel startup ecosystem are most vulnerable right now? Which are most resilient and most likely to rebound?

How are VCs considering investment opportunities during and post-crisis?

Speakers

Tuesday, April 14

12:20 PM

Re-evaluating the Market: What Investors Are Looking for Post-Crisis

12:45 PM

Innovating the Product Roadmap To Meet Travel’s Needs Right Now

1:05 PM

Building Resilience to Prepare for the Future

1:30 PM

What Might Be In Store for Consolidation Out of this Crisis?

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