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Findery, Caterina Fake’s travel startup that isn’t billed as one, launches

Excerpt from Techcrunch

Oct 12, 2012 1:19 pm

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Addictive startup with a simple concept, would be interesting see how it shapes up and scale, and not get overwhelmed by random notes in high traffic/visited areas. And it could just end up being a feature for Google or Apple to buy in the near future.

— Rafat Ali

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Findery, the new location-based note sharing startup from Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake, has launched…it lets you take photos and notes from specific locations and tag them on a map anywhere in the world for other people to see and discover.

The company has been in gestating for a year or so, and has raised $2 million in funding from a number of high-profile investors, including True Ventures, Founder Collective, SV Angel, Redpoint, Betaworks, and Ev Williams’ and Biz Stone’s Obvious Corp, among others.

From company blog about the launch: Visitors and members can share notes via the snazzy buttons that you’ll see on public notes. Maps for Notes that you can embed on other sites and video embedding within Findery are coming soon. You’ll soon be able to save the places that you’d like to visit. And yes, we continue to work on our iPhone and Android apps.

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