Tripping.com is an online search engine and aggregator for vacation rentals. It aggregates over 10 million listings in more than 150,000 cities worldwide. It is based in San Francisco, California. Tripping.com partners with and displays listings from booking websites including Booking.com, HomeAway, VRBO, FlipKey, Housetrip, Roomorama, Booking.com, Interhome, Novasol, Wimdu, ZenRentals, Bedycasa, WayToStay, Gloveler, HolidayVelvet, 9flats, AlwaysOnVacation, RedAwning, and Housetrip. Users can search by price, ratings, location and a long list of features and amenities.
In 2011, Quest Venture Partners invested $450,000 in Tripping.com, bringing total investment to over $1,000,000 in seed money and bringing Tripping.com out of beta version. In 2012 Tripping.com pivoted to become a metasearch site for vacation rentals.
On May 19, 2014, the company closed its Series A funding round with an undisclosed amount. Business Insider reports the round was in the $5 million to $10 million range.
On July 28, 2015, the company closed its round of Series B funding at $16 million USD. Steadfast Venture Capital led the round, which also included 7 Seas Venture Partners, Enspire Capital, Azure Capital, Fritz Demopoulos (founder of Qunar), Erik Blachford (former CEO of Expedia), Monte Koch, Drew Goldman, Brendan Wallace, Richard Chen, and Shawntae Spencer (former NFL athlete).
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- Tessa Love (December 14, 2016). "S.F. vacation rental booking startup Tripping.com raises $35M". San Francisco Business Journal.
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