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Tripbirds takes off

21 Mar, 2012

Tripbirds is the newest social travel site on the web. It launched on Tuesday.

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.

The tech press have been hot to pick up on its anticipated launch with reviews quickly hitting TNW and Mashable, sending an overwhelming amount of traffic to the site.

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.