Passenger Rights Company AirHelp Closes $12M Series A Funding

airhelpAirHelp, a NYC-based passenger rights company, closed a $12m Series A financing round.

Backers included Khosla Ventures, Evan Williams, Naval Ravikant, Jimmy Maymann, U-Start and Galvanize Ventures.

The company intends to use the funds expand operations.

Founded in 2013 by Henrik Zillmer and Nicolas Michaelsen, AirHelp assists air passengers who are unsure of their rights, lack the time or lack the expertise and helps them get compensation from the airlines if their flight is delayed, canceled or overbooked.
To date, the Y Combinator-backed startup has helped over 900,000 passengers for a total of $85 million in flight disruption compensation for travelers worldwide.

The company operates flight disruption tracking technology and a mobile phone app and online web form, which allows people to file for compensation, easily. Passengers can login with Gmail, TripIt, Outlook or Yahoo! accounts and start the search for past eligible flights, or enter their disrupted flight details into the system – to know if they qualify for compensation.

AirHelp is live in 19 countries, offers support in 13 languages and employs 230 people globally.



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