Eddy Travels closes pre-seed round led by Techstars to scale its AI travel assistant

TechCrunch | December 23, 2019

Eddy Travels, an AI-powered travel assistant bot which can understand text and voice messages, has closed a pre-seed round of around $500,000 led by Techstars Toronto, Practica Capital and Open Circle Capital VC funds from Lithuania, with angel investors from the U.S., Canada, U.K. Launched in November 2018, Eddy Travels  claims to have more than 100,000 users worldwide. Travelers can send voice and text messages to the Eddy Travels bot and get personalized suggestions for the best flights. Because of this ease of use, it now gets 40,000 flight searches per month — tiny compared to the major travels portals, but not bad for a bot that is available on Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, Telegram, Rakuten Viber, Line and Slack chat apps.

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Luxury has a perennial fascination for humans and the travel industry is no exception. But that fascination is easier to recognise than to define. “Luxury, we all know what it is when we see it, but it’s almost impossible to define” notes Professor Michael Scott in the Story of Luxury.

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Luxury has a perennial fascination for humans and the travel industry is no exception. But that fascination is easier to recognise than to define. “Luxury, we all know what it is when we see it, but it’s almost impossible to define” notes Professor Michael Scott in the Story of Luxury.

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