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Trip Planning App Roadtrippers Raises $2.5 Million for Major Expansion

Excerpt from Cincinnati Business Courier

Aug 08, 2013 10:09 am

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New mobile apps, more attractions, and international capabilities are all high on Roadtrippers’ list of to-do’s with a new round of funding confirmed. Their relatively quick growth should only accelerate with money to improve the product.

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Roadtrippers plans on using the $2.5 million from Drive Capital to start major expansion, including a new version of its iPhone app due out next week.

Users on the web or its iPhone app plug in their starting point and destination and can find places to stay, historical sites, eateries and attractions along the way.

[Co-founder James Fischer] said the startup also needs to build up its database of attractions and needs to expand its data center to hold four times the information it currently has.

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