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Startup shorthands: “Tripadvisor of…” startups on AngelList

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The best? “Tripadvisor for everything.” Why think small, right?

— Rafat Ali

Earlier in January we did a story about startups that were marketing themselves as the “Airbnb of…” in their profiles on AngelList, all 75 of them, and it proved to be a popular one. Airbnb being one of the hottest startups and the “collaborative consumption” sector being an investor favorite these days, it is understandable why.

Now we’ve decided to look at a relatively old school company, Tripadvisor, and check how many startups are marketing themselves as “Tripadvisor of…” in their AngelList profiles. Tripadvisor is a platform — of reviews — and marketplaces+platforms as a concept is heavenly manna if you’re looking for investment from the herd VCs.

So here you go, the ultimate list of “Tripadvisor of…” startups, 26 on total:

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