Rich Barton Travel Startup Funded
New Travelco, a stealthy Seattle startup co-founded by Rich Barton and Greg Slyngstad, has raised $9.8 million in equity financing, according to a regulatory filing. The investors were not disclosed, but Brad Silverberg of Ignition Partners and Joel Cutler of General Catalyst Partners are also listed on the form as directors of the company. Barton is the CEO of Zillow, founder of Expedia, and a venture partner with Benchmark Capital; Slyngstad is a former Expedia exec, co-founder of VacationSpot, and board director of Kayak and Roost. Sunil Shah, listed on the SEC form as an executive officer, is the former vice president of engineering at Expedia. Simon Breakwell and Bethany Douglas are also on the New Travelco team. More details have been reported at Tnooz and TechFlash.