Elude Lands $5M For Travel Booking App

Los Angeles-based travel startup Elude said this week that it has raised $3M in a seed funding round. The company said the funding came from ATX Venture Partners, and also included Mucker Capital, Unicorn Ventures, Upfront Scout Fund, StartupO, Grayson Capital, Gaingels, Maccabee Ventures and Flight VC. Elude says it has now raised over $5M in total. Elude was founded by CEO Alex Simon and CMO Frankie Scerbo. The company said its travel app lets users book flights and hotels based not on destination, but instead on someone’s budget. The company says its travel search engine makes suggestions for trips for users based entirely on budget, offering up curated trip packages and trip suggestions to users without requiring them to spend hours combing through different websites and apps. The company said its average trip budget is between $1,200 and $1,750.