Mobile and web trip planning platform Trippy has captured a $1.75 million round of investment, led by Sequoia Capital and True Ventures.
Trippy launched just two months ago, bootstrapped initially, by J R Johnson, former founder of VirtualTourist (later sold to Expedia) and OneTime.
Also participating in the round is SV Angel as well as individuals including Rob Solomon, Tim Ferriss, Brian Lee, Gil Ebaz, Brandee Barker, Chase Jarvis, Randi Zuckerberg, Jason Mraz, and Rachel Zoe.
Johnson says the investment will be used primarily to build the product development end of the business.
Trippy ties into social sites such as Facebook to find a user's friends who know about where they might be travelling to and who already know your personal details.
The idea is that tapping into the travel experiences of a user's friends is a more valuable than getting unverified information from random strangers.