Tripl, a Stockholm based startup which aims to create the best social travel web application of the world, is going to launch an open beta version of its site by next week.
Tripl was founded earlier this year by Peter Sullivan, David Los and Fredrik Wollsén. The startup has recently (around May, 2011) closed a $300k funding round. Right now, the Tripl-team consists of 6 people.
Tripl connects recommended travelers, locals and people connected to your existing social networks. The goal of Tripl is it to build the most comprehensive travel platform that utilizes social graphs, interests and location. The Tripl platform is going to be available for both consumers and online travel businesses. For Tripl users the platform will be free to use. The young company may monetize its web application mainly through revenue from travel/activity bookings on the website.
If you don’t want to wait for the open beta version to be launched, you can just try the current closed version with this invite: http://bit.ly/triplbeta
Check out the following video (really funny) in order to find out more about Tripl and its founder Peter Sullivan: