Women power can be powerful financially.
Triptrotting, co-founded by two female former investment bankers, Shana Zheng and Aigerim Shorman, raised an additional $500,000 in its Series A round, bringing the total to $1.5 million.
Part of that half million dollar infusion came from investment firm Golden Seeds, which says its mission is "delivering above-market returns for investors through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs."
The social-travel startup previously raised $1 million from Google Ventures, Idealab,LaunchpadLA, 500 Startups, WI Harper Group and individual investors.
Triptrotting [featured in this TLabs Showcase] pairs local hosts and travelers in meet-ups, tours and activities for "authentic travel experiences," Zheng says.
Founded in 2010, Triptrotting plans on using the funds for product development, community building and adding to its team in the US and abroad.