Apr 1, 2014

[The Bridge] Japanese travel log platform raises funds Incubate Fund, Recruit

Wunderlust, the startup behind the travel log platform Compathy, has allocated shares to Incubate Fund and Recruit. The amount of shares was not disclosed, but it expected that Compathy has raised tens of millions of yen (or hundreds of thousands of dollars). 
Compathy lets users upload their travel photos to a page (or pages) telling their travel story. They can easily create the online album pages by sorting uploaded photos based location and date information, arranging them in chronological order. The service was released at the end of last year, and within in three months about 1200 users have posted travel records, and 8,000 comments have been posted on the site. ...
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The Bridge 3/21/2014 [en]

  • There are several travel log services already, but Wunderlust may differentiate by focusing on social and mobile as in other categories such as restaurant search. Actually many people post photos on Facebook when they travel. But different from restaurant or recipe, travel is not a day-to-day activity, so a key would be how to let users keep on using the service.
  • http://www.wanderlust.co.jp/

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