All posts in capitaine train
[VC Politics] Index Ventures & when David works with Goliath
The relationship between founders & VCs is a delicate one, to say the least. Because of the nature of their relationship, it is often in their mutual benefit for both to brush any tension under the rug. As such, the dark side of working with Venture Capitalist is often neglected or ignored, and so the […]
SNCF iOS app now stores user info. Can Capitaine Train compete?
I wrote a little while ago about a startup called Capitaine Train, which raised $2 Million in order to bring a unified train travel ticketing experience. I have been outspoken about my lack of conviction about this business model – it’s not quite the kayak of the train travel industry, and their largest value-added is […]
Concur's $150M TravelTech global fund takes off!
Concur Technologies, a traveltech giant who acquired TripIt last year (and owns a few other notable properties), has launched a $150M fund, called The Perfect Trip, dedicated to funding innovation in the traveltech sector. According to Pierre-Emmanuel Tetaz, head of Concur France and former founder of ETAP ON LINE before it was acquired by Concur, the […]
Capitaine Train leaves the Beta-station – All Aboard!
Capitaine Train announced today on their blog that they are officially leaving their invite-only beta mode into a publicly available service. The beta mode, which allowed travelers to purchase tickets from French companies SNCF & iDTGV as well as Germany company Deutsche Bahn, had over 22,000 signups. In their blog post, the company also announced […]