Travel community based startup Tripoto has raised seed level funding of 400,000 USD from angel investors led by Outbox ventures. Palaash Ventures also participated in the funding round.
Angel investors that participated in this round include Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal – Founders of Snapdeal, Sachin Bhatia – Founder, Makemytrip & TrulyMadly.com, Shanti Mohan – Founder Letsventure, Nikunj Jain – Founder, frankly.me & Inoxapps, Arvind Vohra – Director, Gionee India & Romi Mahajan – Tech Investor.
Tripoto was founded in 2013 by ISB alumni Michael Lyngdoh and Anirudh Gupta. The website claims around 300,000 monthly unique visitors and over 650,000 unique page views.
“We intend to use the funds to build a quality driven content team and consolidate technology for a seamless customer experience. Tripoto travel app for Android is already up and running on Google play with great traction, and we are coming out with Travel app for iOS within a week’s time,” – Anirudh
Tripoto provides a platform for travellers to share and discover travel itineraries & stories, plan their trips, upload travel photos and maps, write reviews and connect with like-minded individuals. The information can be shared either publically or privately with friends. The publicly shared travel itineraries are easily accessible for the whole travel community to utilise and benefit from.