Erik Blachford Posts

SiteMinder raises $30 million in Series B

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SiteMinder is an online hotel distribution company that has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by Technology Crossover Ventures. TCV partners David Yuan and Erik Blachford will be joining SiteMinder’s board of directors. Blachford used to be the CEO of Expedia.

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P2P Airport Car Rental Company FlightCar Raises $5.5 Million

FlightCar is a startup that is change the landscape in the airport car rental business.  The company allows travelers that are leaving town to make their cars available for people that are visiting town.  FlightCar piloted their service at the San Francisco International Airport a few months ago and has plans to expand to other cities over the next year.

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Room 77 Raises $30.3 Million In Series C Funding

Room 77 is a search engine company that helps people find the lowest price on hotel rooms.  Based in Mountain View, California, Room 77 has raised $30.3 million in a Series C round of funding.  Room 77 has raised a total of $43.8 million.  Investors in this round include Expedia Inc., Sutter Hill Ventures, General Catalyst Partners, Felicis Ventures, and Concur Technologies.  Other investors that participated in this round include Expedia founder Rich Barton, former Expedia CEO Erik Blachford, and Hotwire co-founder and Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff.  This round of funding will go towards scaling the product.

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Liftopia Raises $1.3 Million Led By First Round Capital

Liftopia is a San Francisco based online retailer of ski lifting and mountain resort transactions. Liftopia has raised $1.3 million in a round of funding led by First Round Capital. Other investors in this round includes Dave Morin, Chris Sacca, Erik Blachford, and Sam Shank.
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Bloomspot Raises $40 Million

Bloomspot, a deals company focused on high-quality spending and loyal customers, has raised $40 million in funding. The funding comes from InterWest Partners, Columbia Capital, Menlo Ventures, True Ventures, QED Investors, Harrison Metal, Western Technology Investment, Erik Blachford and Gary Parsons. The company analyzes (with permission, TechCrunch reports) the credit card spending data of the places they’re running deals, allowing Bloomspot and their partner merchants the opportunity to see whether a deal really encourages other buying that makes the deal profitable for the merchant. That data helps predict how much customers will spend when provided with a certain offer, which in turn lets Bloomspot promise a certain level of profits to their partner merchants.

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Hotel Tonight Raises $3.5 Million In First Round Of Funding

Hotel Tonight is a mobile hotel booking application that has raised $3.25 million in a first round of funding. This round of funding was led by Battery Ventures. Accel Partners and First Round Capital also participated in this round. Individual investors in this round include Rich Barton, Erik Blachford, Brad Gerstner, and Hugh Crean. [Bizjournals] Raises $6 Million In Series B, a consumer electronics shopping company in stealth mode, has raised $6 million in a Series B round of funding led by Maveron. Madrona Venture Group and other angel investors also participated in this round of funding. has raised a total of $8.5 million in venture capital funding thus far.
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