UPDATE: Tripl will officially move to New York starting March 19, cofounder Peter Sullivan informed us via Twitter.
Tripl, the vacation planning and sharing startup based in Sweden, just filed a form with the SEC that shows the company has raised $300,000 out of a $500,000 debt round after coming out of beta three months ago. The funding was filed in New York, where two of Tripl’s three cofounders are based. “So much exciting news ahead….” the startup teased on AngelList three weeks ago.
The network makes it easy to map out and share travel plans. It also helps you find new friends while on vacation, similar to Highlight, Glancee, Sonar and other serendipitous meeting apps built by Internet people who want to avoid talking to strangers in bars. (Protip: Don’t tell your users to get a Facebook account, Tripl. That is a personal choice.)
Tripl is hiring for a designer, developer and big data/web developer; the platform is available for consumers, online travel businesses, and has an API for developers. Tripl did not immediately respond to a request for comment.