[Exclu] MobilyTrip, travel diary 2.0, raises 300,000 euros
According to our information, MobilyTrip, online service dedicated to travel, has just finalized a second fundraising of € 300,000.
This round table was carried out with various business angels including Theo Hoffenberg, founder of the language portal Reverso.net. The eponymous start-up had previously raised € 150,000 last year in order to enter the market. At the same time as this capital increase, Mobilytrip announces the recent launch of the V2 of its website and of its iPhone application.
Record your route automatically, create places, associate photos with them, add comments … The application MobilyTrip offers users to create a sort of travel diary, version 2.0. The service, launched at the end of 2011, allows you to describe your travels live on your mobile and share them with family and friends. The Mobilytrip application also allows you to consult your photos shortly after your stay and place them in their context thanks to the various comments posted previously. Free, the iPhone application can also be used in offline mode.
The new capital increase should allow the start-up to further develop its services. On the menu: the possibility of printing a structured photo album in one click at the end of the trip, adding videos, editing the same travel diary on several devices by several participants, the possibility of following other travelers or to subscribe to a place (New York City, etc.) to be notified of everything tourists do there in real time.
The idea is also to develop a collaborative guide. Finally, the funds raised will have to allow the young growth to develop partnerships with the various travel actors: tour operators, passenger associations, airlines, trains, etc.
The Mobilytrip team now has 5 employees including 3 partners: Benoît Le Ny, Alexandre Larribeau and Matthieu Godon.
Today, MobilyTrip boasts an active community of 85,000 travelers who have shared places in more than 90 countries through 500,000 photos.