Hopper gets another $12M to organize the web’s travel data


Gigaom

Consumer travel startup Hopper is still in the process of trying to catalog all the best travel data on the internet, and it’s getting another big chunk of change to do it. On Wednesday, the company announced it has closed a $12 million Series B round of funding from OMERS Ventures, with participation from Brightspark Ventures and Atlas Venture. Derek Smyth of OMERS will join Hopper’s board.

Canada’s OMERS Ventures is the investing arm of Canada’s OMERS Private Equity, which recently took a large stake in social-media management tool Hootsuite. The new round brings Hopper’s total funding to $22 million. Hopper’s goal is to bring structure to the immense amount of travel data scattered all across the web, so that when people plan trips they won’t have to know exactly what they’re looking for or consult a dozen different travel websites to accomplish their task.

The company was founded by…

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