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Trivop Takes $800,000 for Hotel Video

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Updated with funding amount.

Trivop, a Paris-based travel video startup, will announce tomorrow it has raised funding from a strong group of angel investors. It’s interesting to see funding coming to niche video sites, especially such a specific niche — Trivop focuses solely on video guides to hotels.

The funding, which is of an undisclosed amount amounting to 0.6 million Euros ($0.8 million), came from prominent angel investors and entrepreneurs, most of them European: Mörten Lund, Steve and Jean-Emile Rosenblum, Oliver Jung, Lukäsz Gadowski, Loïc Le Meur, and Aydin Senkut.

The site, which has a nice, map-based interface, is currently lacking content. It appears to index only 164 hotels, nearly all of them in France. However, Trivop claims it has a worldwide network of more than 900 filmmakers. The company promises to add user-generated uploads “in the next few weeks.”

3 Responses to “Trivop Takes $800,000 for Hotel Video”

  1. magdalenus

    Sounds a lot like what TurnHere has been up to of late. With Google Earth integration and all. I’m working on a similar project with (Philadelphia’s tourism and marketing org) to create map-based video media about certain neighborhoods… It’s a pretty awesome idea if it can be implemented right.

    Wonder where they got all their network of filmmakers…