Triptrotting Adds Golden Seeds, Boosts Round To $1.5M

Los Angeles-based Triptrotting, the online site which helps connects travelers with other like-minded, local hosts, has boosted its funding round to $1.5M, and added angel investment group Golden Seeds. The firm, which announced the first close of its Series A in March, said co-investors include Google Ventures, Idealab, LaunchpadLA, 500 Startups, WI Harper Group and individual angels. Triptrotting was founded by Aigerim Shorman and Shana Zheng. The firm is part of the LaunchpadLA accelerator. Triptrotting said the new funding goes to further development of its platform, and for marketing. More information »