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Zetrip, another travel inspiration site, gets Inspiration Ventures funding

Excerpt from TechCrunch

Oct 30, 2012 6:29 pm

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We need to be convinced that Zetrip offers something original in travel inspiration. Many in the overcrowded field can be uninspiring.

— Dennis Schaal

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Zetrip, new startup offering to help users find “travel inspiration” based on the activity of their Facebook friends, just raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Inspiration Ventures.

Co-founder and CEO Edouard Tabet said he came up with the idea last year, when he was planning a trip to the Galapagos and wanted to see which of his Facebook friends had been there too.

“This information was really hard to dig from Facebook so I decided to extract it and mine it via their API…To my surprise, I discovered I have a couple friends who went to the Galapagos and posted amazing photos of their trips. I realized there was a gold mine of travel artifacts buried in Facebook and thought it would be super useful and fun to discover new places for my next vacation.”

 

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