Allowing people to discover places and plan trips, based on recommendations from friends, Tripbirds is bringing a new layer to the crowded space of social travel sites.
Tripbirds co-founder and CEO Ted Valentin is a regular and much appreciated contributor at SSES events - we heard his story at Start-up Day 2010 so it is a great buzz to see their hard work getting the attention it deserves.
During the launch Ted also made public the investors, among which there are a few SSES alumni entrepreneurs, Eric Wahlforss CTO at SoundCloud and Andreas Ehn previously CTO at Spotify and now co-founder of Wrapp. It is exciting to see Swedish entrepreneurs supporting new Swedish startups and brilliant to have Tripbirds launching with a great bunch of investors.
Ted has been a passionate advocate of home grown entrepreneurship, at Good Morning 2011 he contributed to the discussion around the Stockholm Start-up Scene, check it out to see why he thinks starting a Start-up should be more like starting a band.