Triptrotting, Inc., a Santa Monica, California-based global community designed to connect “world travelers with like-minded local hosts for meet-ups and authentic experiences” has added Golden Seeds to its Series A financing investors.
The investment from Golden Seeds, which has joined Google Ventures, Idealab, LaunchpadLA, 500 Startups, WI Harper Group and individual angel investors (read here), brings the total amount of the funding to $1.5m.
The capital will fuel further development of the company’s social platform as well as providing marketing power to expand its global user base.
Founded in 2010 by University of Southern California graduates Aigerim Shorman and Shana Zheng, Triptrotting connects people with similar interests from different places of the world. Through face-to-face interaction, people are able to make a stronger personal connection, and learn to understand each other beyond cultural differences and boundaries.
The community has currently expanded to over 2,000 cities worldwide.