Freebird, a Cambridge, MA-based traveltech platform, raised $8m in Series A funding.
The round was led by American Express Ventures, with participation from other new investors CitiVentures and PAR Capital Ventures, as well as existing venture capital investors General Catalyst and Accomplice, and other travel industry angels and investors.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate the growth of its services in the corporate travel market, as well as pursue new channel opportunities.
Led by Ethan Bernstein, co-founder and CEO, Freebird provides a mobile solution that allows travelers to instantly book a new ticket after a flight cancellation, significant delay, or missed connection for free, on any airline, by their phone.
To support its growth, the company has developed a customer implementation process and a 24/7 traveler support team based in the U.S.