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How to get Google Ventures to fund your startup- Learn from Triptrotting founder

Triptrotting is a global community that connects travelers with like-minded locals through activities, events and one on one. Since its launch in 2011 Triptrotting community has expanded its footprint to over 2000 cities in 150 countries. Triptrotting's first angel round came from Bill Gross' Idealab in early 2011. In May of 2012 Triptrotting announced an oversubscribed $1.5mm seed round from Google Ventures, 500 Startups, WI Harper Group, Golden Seeds, Mark Suster's LaunchpadLA and other prominent investors. Triptrotting also announced in May relaunch of the site, adding global activities and events.

Aigerim Shorman is Co-Founder of Born and raised in Kazakhstan, Aigerim is a true nomad. She has traveled to almost 30 countries and lived on 3 continents. Aigerim moved to the United States for college and worked in investment banking in NYC and then as Teach For America corps member in LA prior to starting Triptrotting. She graduated from University of Southern California in 2007.

Why attend? Learn:

- From an idea to actual product without technical co-founders

- Successful and not very successful fundraising strategies

- Pluses and minuses of being in travel industry as a startup, as it relates to funding and growth

- Listening to your users and evolving the product to address their pain points

- Beer and network with awesome people in travel and starup!

6:30-7:00pm: Networking
7:00-8:15pm: Introduction, Discussion, Q&A
8:15-8:45pm: More networking and wrap-up

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  • Ed

    It was a fun and interesting Meetup. Learning about an exciting internet start-up from one of the founders was inspiring. The Q & A session was full of great info.

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very good talk, great interview questions & answers, and interesting people in attendance. I look forward to checking out more of these meetups!

    June 29, 2012

  • Christopher R.

    Triptrotter founder Aigerim Shorman was very open and honest about how much/little she and her co-founder knew when starting the business. In her business story arc she credits her opportunity and decision to join the IdeaLab accelerator as an important first step. She was very upfront regarding the challenges of managing time when fundraising. Aigerim also pointed out how crucial it became to her and her partner to find a technical co-founder after months of trying to build the business themselves with just finance backgrounds.

    June 29, 2012

  • *Danielle F.

    The event was good. It was informative and interesting. I thought the networking portion could have been a bit more accessible. It might have been nice to have someone, preferably Holly, greeting attendees coming in, helping to break the ice for those of us who were there for the first time. I thought the presentation was more informative as to the process of building the startup than as to the process of getting funding, but overall it was good. The best part for me were the introductions. Hearing all of the ideas, ambitions and stories of already existing startups was great. So many creative, motivated people! All-in-all, I'm happy I went. I left knowing more than when I came and will definitely attend another event in the future.

    June 29, 2012

  • Dain

    It was great!! I learned a lot about not only my own business, but what to expect from Investors during the seeding rounds. Definitely worth it!!!

    June 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    A great meetup

    June 29, 2012

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