Tripbirds Relaunches as Hotel Booking Site based on Social Networks

Tripbirds, a Stockholm, Sweden start-up, has relaunched as a hotel booking site based on Instagram and Facebook.

Co-founded in 2011 by Ted Valentin, founder of, Tripbirds enables users to book hotels with a help from friends. Its website combines a “traditional” list of hotels with information from social network allowing users to discuss hotel features via a chat system and “unofficial pictures” of a hotel through Instagram photos.

In March 2011, the company has received a round of seed funding by Index Ventures, Passion Capital, Creandum and angel investors Andreas Ehn, Peter Read, Eric Wahlforss, Alexander Ljung and Dave Morin (read here).



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