Tour guide service AudioCompass raises $400,000
Mobile-based in-destination audio tour guide service provider AudioCompass has raised $400,000 in seed fund from a group of investors including Blume Ventures and Urrshila Kerkar.
The India-based company will use this fund to expand its destination coverage, strengthen product development and launch new marketing initiatives.
AudioCompass develops audio guides for monuments, historical sites and museums, and makes it accessible to travellers via a smartphone app (for iPhone, Android), a device that can be rented at a destination, and also via phone call for feature phones.
The latter service is interesting – the company has partnered with telecom operators where a user with a non-smartphone can just dial a specific number and listen to a destination’s audio explanation via a recorded phone call.