SeekSherpa — July 21, 2014
BANGALORE: Delhi-based mobile travel marketplace SeekSherpa has raised seed investment from a group of angels associated with earlystage accelerator VentureNursery. The company will use the funding to expand operations and for hiring.
SeekSherpa, which is still in test mode, was part of the January batch of VentureNursery. The accelerator conducts about two bootcamps a year for eight startups each.
The angel investors in the company include Patni scions Amit and Arihant, Everest Flavours founder Anand Ladsariya, Fame Cinemas founder Shravan Shroff and former chief executive (South East & South Asia) of Starcom MediaVest Group Ravi Kiran.
Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, executive vice president at Venture-Nursery, said the investors decided to back the company as they saw potential to create a world-class product. He declined to disclose the amount of investment. Founded by former Google executive Dhruv Raj Gupta and AT Kearney analyst Sukhmani Singh, SeekSherpa is a mobile application that links travellers with locals who create unique and tailor-made experiences that tourists can book.
The duo, classmates at Shri Ram College of Commerce, came up with the idea thanks to their frequent travels as part of their jobs. “We realised that during our travels it was the local connect that was missing,” said Gupta, 23.
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