VentureNursery has announced a seed investment by its angels in SeekSherpa, a mobile marketplace enabling travellers to get access to insights, information and experiences from the locals.
SeekSherpa aims to solve the problem of local immersion, local travel opinion information asymmetry, and local-to-traveller connect. It is doing so through its concept of micro-tours through which it aims to disrupt the experiences (tours and activities) marketplace.
The company aims at allowing travellers to book local crowd-sourced experiences on the fly. Any experience is less than INR 3,000 (or USD 50) per traveller and does not last more than 3 hours from start to end. This is India’s first foray in to a mobile first tours and activities marketplace.
SeekSherpa uses powerful mobile application technology where Sherpas (Locals) can post experiences and answer traveller questions. Travellers can book experiences and ask questions which they can direct to a Sherpa (Local) of their choice.
The company raised an undisclosed amount from VentureNursery’s Angels including Amit Patni, Anand Ladsariya, Anirudh Damani, Arihant Patni, Neeraj Goenka, Ravi Kiran, Sanjay Mehta, Shravan Shroff. The venture was founded by Sukhmani Singh and Dhruv Raj Gupta, both 23, grads from SRCC, Sukhmani worked at A. T. Kearney on the CMT practice while Dhruv worked at Google in business process automation and data-mining.
SeekSherpa was a graduate of VentureNursery’s 4th Acceleration Program which concluded on April 11th this year.