SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today TravelBank, the modern travel, expense and rewards app for business, announced it has raised just over $25 million in Series B funding to expand their team and continue product development to help SMBs save money on travel and entertainment expenses. The announcement comes as TravelBank makes its Auto Rewards program, announced last month at GBTA, available to the general public on iOS.
The new round brings TravelBank's total funding to just over $35 Million led by DCM Ventures with participation from Propel Venture Partners, DHVC (Danhua Capital), NEA, Accel, and Silicon Valley Bank. DCM, led by co-founder and general partner David Chao, will receive one seat on the TravelBank board.
"Companies spent close to $1.3 trillion globally on business travel in 2016 according to the Global Business Travel Association," said David Chao of DCM Ventures, which previously backed highly successful global travel companies eDreams in Europe and Tuniu in China. "There is a huge opportunity in this industry and TravelBank is taking the lead, not only modernizing the booking and expense process, but also offering companies a way to save money on their travel and entertainment spend overall."
Users on TravelBank can book flights on more than 200 airlines, including all major U.S. and international carriers. With Auto Rewards, users will see flights marked with a rewards points value when they book. Unlike most services that give travelers more reward points when they book more expensive options, TravelBank gives travelers more points when they choose less expensive options, which saves money for companies. Showing the points value for each flight when users book allows them to factor points into their decision and encourages cheaper flight choices. Users can book first, earn rewards when they save, and then expense their purchases later.
"As we grow, TravelBank continues to innovate for the modern traveler," said Duke Chung, CEO and co-founder of TravelBank. "With this new round of funding we will continue to expand our company and our product offering, helping even more businesses save money on travel costs and rewarding their employees for encouraging a corporate culture of financial responsibility."
TravelBank launched in October 2016, offering modern, mobile first expense reporting. Since then the company has added a TravelBank rewards program, airline booking, a Commission Sharing program, and Auto Rewards for users. Since launch the company has processed millions of dollars of expenses and now has 30 employees, and growing. For more information about TravelBank, visit https://www.travelbank.com/learn-more.
TravelBank is an all-in-one modern travel, expense and rewards app for business, empowering companies with predictive budgets that guide spending on travel and a frictionless expense reporting and flight process for employees. More than 800 companies spanning nearly every industry are using TravelBank. Backed by DCM Ventures, NEA, Propel Venture Partners, DHVC (Danhua Capital), and Silicon Valley Bank, the San Francisco based company has raised more than $35 million in funding.
About DCM Ventures
DCM Ventures is a global venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tokyo with more than $3 billion under management, that has previously backed highly successful global travel companies such as eDreams in Europe and Tuniu in China. DCM Ventures has invested in more than 300 early stage technology companies across the United States and Asia, and provides hands-on operational guidance and a global network of business and financial resources. DCM Ventures has backed industry leading companies including 51job, 51Talk, 58.com, About.com, BitAuto, Clearwire, Dangdang, eDreams, Fortinet, Happy Elements, Kakao Talk, Renren, Sling Media, Tuniu, and Vipshop. DCM Ventures has also invested in exciting, up and coming startups such as Bill.com, Careem, DerbySoft, DXY, Eaze, FiveStars, FreedomPop, Freee, fuboTV, Kuaishou, Musical.ly, Sansan, SoFi, SSqian, Tantan, UCloud, and YouXinpai.
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