Thursday, September 8, 2011
Ex-Googlers Launch Mobile Travel Guide To Kill Lonely Planet; Raise Seed Round From Chris Sacca & More
In the days of yore, travel guides were written by intrepid travelers who spent months scribbling in diaries and field journals, or by teams of adventurous souls exhaustively scrap booking their travel experiences into the Lonely Planets of the world. Over the last decade, however, the Web has produced an untold number of personal travel blogs, digital photo albums, community-built travel guides like Tripadvisor and Wikitravel, and cool travel resources like Gogobot. Today, Jon Tirsen and Douwe Osinga, two ex-Googlers, are officially unveiling their new mobile travel guide Triposo, which doesn't want to just throw out the old model, it wants to do what Google did for the world's information: Aggregate that sucka and make it easily searchable.