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Tripoto, an online community for sharing personal travel experiences, grabs pre-Series A from IDG Ventures

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Tripoto, an online platform which lets you share your personal travel experiences and itineraries and sicover others, has secured a pre-Series A round, led by IDG Ventures India. Existing investors Outbox ventures also participated in the round. Amount raised remains undisclosed.

Karan Mohla from IDG Ventures India would be joining Tripoto as a board member post this funding round. Tripoto says that this fresh capital will be primarily used for rapid growth in mobile, team augmentation and building upon the early success already seen in global expansion.

Tripoto, which was launched in early 2014, allows serial as well as casual travellers to share their personal travel experiences. And if you are someone who’s debuting in travelling, you can simly log onto Tripoto and discover travel experiences shared by travellers from across the globe.

Tripoto had raised a seed round earlier in November 2014 from Kunal Bahl & Rohit Bansal (Founders, Snapdeal), Sachin Bhatia (Founder, MakeMytrip and Truly Madly), Outbox Ventures among others.

Anirudh Gupta, co-founder Tripoto, tells me,

We are excited to have IDG Ventures on board. They bring a lot of experience and access to a global network for Tripoto, Most importantly,the IDG Ventures team is entrepreneur friendly and easy to work with.

Mobile will be one of the key focus areas for Tripoto in 2015, and the startup aims to continue scaling up its community and make it more useful for travellers. Talent acquisition in creative and developer domains will also be a focus.

Tripoto claims to have close to a million monthly users on web and mobile with a 100% growth in web traffic. the company claims to have seen a much higher growth rate on mobile.


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