Triptrotting Raises $1M

Pasadena-based Triptrotting, which operates an online service to help connect travelers with local hosts, has raised $1M in a Series A funding, the firm said this morning.The funding came from Google Ventures, Mark Suster, 500 Startups, WI Harper, Bill Gross of Idealab, Safa Raschtchy, and Eric Chen. Triptrotting's website lets users find local hosts in cities around the world, to provide travelers with local insight into locations. The company's founders are Aigerim Duiseneyeva and Shana Zheng. More information »