The Covid-19 pandemic decimated the travel industry in 2020. But Chicago travel startup Tripscout was able to not only survive the pandemic, but it has grown its user base of people who rely on its content for travel information and inspiration. And CEO Konrad Waliszewski believes the startup is poised for more growth as the travel industry prepares for a post-pandemic boom.
Tripscout, an app for travel planning and discovery, raised $2.3 million in new funding Tuesday. The round was led by Chicago's Corazon Capital and Accomplice, a Boston-based VC firm that's backed startups like DraftKings and Whoop. Other investors in the round include Chicago-based New Stack Ventures, MATH Ventures and M25.
The new funding brings the startup's total amount raised to $4.6 million.
The cash infusion comes as Tripscout has quickly become a go-to resource for many travel planners during the pandemic.