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Travel-Planning Startup Vamo Gets $1.6 Million in Funding

Excerpt from TechCrunch

Jul 18, 2013 11:30 am

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Every startup founder who loves travel has a trip-planning startup idea up the sleeve. Hell, even Bono, who’s an investor in this one, loves them. We’ll see how Vamo is different.

— Dennis Schaal

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Travel planning is a nightmare. So many moving parts cause decision paralysis and fear you’re getting gouged. That’s why 7-year Facebooker Ari Steinberg just raised $1.6 million for his new startup Vamo. It’s building what Ari calls “the holy grail for travel…a site where you can book a full vacation” or business trip. Priceline, Expedia, and TripAdvisor may have something to worry about.

Now, Steinberg’s quick to say his forthcoming product Vamo isn’t a direct competitor to those travel booking and review sites. He was very cagey about the details of how Vamo will improve the travel planning experience. But what he envisions could encompass them all.

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