VidPal, a NY-based on-demand travel destination video platform, raised $25k in seed funding.
Travel Startups Incubator provided the financial resources.
The company intends to use the funds to expand the service and go mobile.
Led by John Ortega, an entrepreneur and passionate traveler, and CTO Jaime Gonzalez, VidPal operates VidPalTravel.com, a platform that connects video freelancers to New York City visitors for on-demand, video request service before they visit the city. VidPal users choose a location on a map and describe their request, setting a deadline for it to be completed and a price they are willing to pay. Requests are only limited by what can be filmed. Freelance videographers can then bid on the projects that appeal to them, and earn “bounty” – the amount offered by the user requesting the video.
The service, free to sign up, is expected to have 10,000 subscribers by October 2015.
The company is actively recruiting freelancers in New York to fulfill video requests aiming to find the best New York City video.