Delhi-based, online travel community startup, Tripoto, has just raised its Pre-Series A round of funding led by IDG Ventures India, this round comes in just a few months after it had raised $400k in angel funding led by OutBox Ventures and angel investors including Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal of Snapdeal, Sachin Bhatia of Makemytrip & TrulyMadly.com, Shanti Mohan of LetsVenture, Nikunj Jain of Inoxapps, and Frankly.me, among others.
OutBox Ventures, Sachin Bhatia, Shanti Mohan, Nikunj Jain and few other existing investors also participated in this round of funding. With this round, Karan Mohla from IDG Ventures India would be joining Tripoto as a board member.
Launched in August 2013, Tripoto was founded by ISB alumni Michael Lyngdoh and Anirudh Gupta, it 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 travelers.
Over the past three months, Tripoto has witnessed 100% growth in web traffic, while mobile traffic has seen much higher growth. It is witnessing over 1.3 Mn monthly pageviews and app downloads counts at over 50k in total (iOS and Android).
Travelers from more than 100 countries have shared their travel itineraries and stories on Tripoto. It earns revenues via Advertising, Affiliate models, integrating hotels and homestays.