What Company Is Offering:
Tripbase is a travel website that gives you unbiased recommendations about where to go and what to do on your next trip based on the things you like. Tripbase provides the information you need about destinations in order to plan your trip – from the best deals on car rentals, flights, hotels and packages across a wide range of websites to information about weather, costs, and tourists seasons. You’ll also find great travel guides, user ratings, descriptions, pictures, maps, articles, and up-to-date, personalized recommendations about where to eat, what to see and do while you’re there, and the best places to stay.
Recent VCs Funding:
TripBase got $2 million in Series A financing. Investment was led by an undisclosed A-list group of Bay Area investors.
How It Works:
It scans thousands of the the web for the most up to date data for travel. The site’s destination discovery engine then uses semantic search to match travelers’ preferences with the most relevant information online, providing personalized vacation ideas based on over 20,000 travel destinations worldwide.
How This Company Is Progressing:
Tripbase is one of the most searched sites for personalized vacation ideas and was named Travel and Leisure’s Top Travel Website for Destination Ideas in November 2008.