TripScout, a Chicago, IL-based travel app provider, raised $2.1m in seed funding.
The round was led by Corazon Capital, with participation from New Stack Ventures, Village Global, 500 Startups, MATH Ventures, M25 Ventures, Sandalphon Capital, Connetic Ventures, and Miles Partnership.
Led by CEO and co-founder Konrad Waliszewski and and CPO and co-founder Andy Acs, TripScout is a travel entertainment platform for visual discovery which features the best articles and videos from top publishers and local influencers for each destination. The app also allows travelers to turn their inspiration into action as every restaurant, café, shop, or site featured within the content is mapped to one of TripScout’s 100 million+, constantly updated points of interest.
Alongside this announcement, the company also released its brand new “Today” tab. This new feature gives travelers personalized desidered places for their upcoming trips – including a trip countdown, new trip recommendations, weather summaries, and a destination of the day.
The app is available for download on iPhone and you can learn more at TripScout.co.
TripScout is a recent graduate of the Network Catalyst accelerator by Village Global and is backed by Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg.