Hopper - a mobile-only travel booking app cofounded by a former Expedia executive in Montreal, Canada that uses artificial intelligence to help you search for and book hotels and flights - has gained a little elevation of its own today. The startup has raised another $100 million in funding, money that it plans to use to build out its AI algorithms and expand deeper into international markets. Sources very close to the company say Hopper’s valuation with this round is also flying: it’s now close to 1 billion Canadian dollars ($780 million in US dollars). As a point of comparison, Hopper was valued at US$300 million in its last round, in late 2016, and it has raised C$184 million (US$235 million) to date. Throughout that time, it’s been a consistent presence in the top-10 travel apps in the US, according to stats from App Annie. Frederic Lalonde, CEO and co-founder of Hopper, said in an interview that the company is not profitable at the moment because it reinvests all its returns in fuelling its growth. Get the full story at TechCrunch