Tokyo-based travel startup Trippiece announced today that it has raised 200 million yen (approximately $2 million) from Draper Nexus Venture Partners and other investors. With the funds, the startup plans to start developing smartphone apps.
The company also invited Fumiaki Koizumi to the board of directors. He previously worked with Mixi and DeNA where he helped them IPO. At Trippiece, his main role will be to strengthen the management. ...continue reading ...
Sd 8/6/2013 [en]
- Trippiece allows users to create a travel plan which will be actually arranged by a travel agency if the plan has more than five users applying it. It is a kind of a crowd sourcing of travel plan. Currently it has 50,000 users who may be mainly heavy travelers. It would be a key to acquire average users to accelerate the growth.