Travel Photography App Trover Secures $2.5 Million in Funding from Concur
Travel photography iPhone app and website Trover picked up $2.5 million in financing, led by corporate travel and expense company Concur.
Co-founded by Rich Barton, who was Expedia’s first CEO, Trover specializes in geo-tagging, publishing and sharing travel photography, and is the pivot that emerged after Barton and other Expedia alums abandoned a trip-planning venture, TravelPost, in January 2011.
Trover has received $5.4 million in funding to date: $2.9 million that remained after that incarnation of TravelPost shut down, and the current funding round of $2.5 million, which Trover’s announcement refers to as a Series One round. In addition to Concur, existing investors General Catalyst Partners, Benchmark Capital, Trover chairman Barton and several other angel investors are said to have participated in the round.
How does public company Concur, which focuses on technology solutions for corporate travel, get mixed up with a leisure travel-oriented photo-publishing platform?