Where do we go? How do we go? When? Travel logistics can become a long, drawn out horror story for many and people often lookout for resources which could help them make their trip planning a easy task. This has led way for many startups to enter in the trip planning space. Triphobo is one such startup which is trying to transform travel experience of the people.
TripHobo, formerly known as JoGuru, founded in 2012 by Praveen Kumar (IIM Lucknow), Karthik Ramachandra (IIM Indore) and Saket Newaskar (MDI, Gurgaon), is a travel planning startup which acts like a resource of user created trip itineraries.
This Pune-based startup has just secured $3 Mn in Series B funding led by Mayfield and existing investor Kalaari Capital.
Triphobo is a visual algorithmic trip planner which allows users to choose where they want to travel, suggests attractions, helps plan each trip day in detail and make bookings of the same through the platform. Users also can discover itineraries created by other users and use them for their personal planning.
At the backend, it runs an algorithm (Trip Optimizer) to optimize the trip taking into account travel distances, open/ close timings, preferred mode of transportation, etc.
“Being avid travelers, my co-founders and I felt that there was a massive space for innovation in customization of travel. I believe we’ve been vindicated both by our users, who continue to love the product; and our investors, who’ve reposed their faith in our vision.” says Praveen, CEO, TripHobo.