Oct 13, 2021 - Economy

TripActions raises $275 million at $7.25 billion valuation

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TripActions, a Palo Alto-based enterprise travel and spend management platform, raised $275 million in Series F funding at a $7.25 billion valuation led by Greenoaks Capital.

Why it matters: This has deep shades of last month's tech darling Toast, a hot startup that laid off hundreds early in the pandemic as its revenue dissipated, before recovering with a valuation vengeance.

  • Other investors include Elad Gil, Base Partners and insiders Andreessen Horowitz, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Group 11 and Zeev Ventures.

The bottom line: "The latest financing ... signals an expansion for TripActions from being a primarily corporate travel startup to also, more broadly, a spend management company," writes TechCrunch's Mary Ann Azevedo.

  • "This means it is in the same category as fast-growing fintechs such as Brex and Ramp. But the biggest difference, in [CEO Ariel] Cohen's view, is that those two companies 'are disparate from travel' and thus focus more on SMEs while TripActions is more focused on enterprise companies."
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