Pune, India, January 16, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Pune-based ToRoots Explorers Pvt. Ltd., which is about to launch its experiential travel marketplace, has confirmed to raise an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Altaf Rehmani of ‘5AM Ventures’, and Udai Singh & Bhola Meena, the founders of OnlineTyari & HinKhoj.
Naveen Meena (Founder, ToRoots) says, “ToRoots will help travellers easily discover & book unique travel experiences across categories like adventure, rural, tribal & wildlife. The allocated funds will be utilized to develop the web portal & mobile applications. One can understand about the potential as we already have a customer-base, even before the launch of the portal. Post launch we are looking to raise a bigger amount to scale up things. The team has already curated 500+ unique travel experiences from 40+ signed-up travel service providers. These are exciting times for us.”
On the development, Altaf Rehmani (Founder, 5AM Ventures), says, “There is a need of a marketplace where travellers can easily explore unique travel experiences. Though there are certain other startups in this space, ToRoots approach of using community for solving problems is very unique & hence I invested in their idea in the early stage.”
ToRoots appointed Mumbai based tech service startup ‘Appic Mobile’ as their development partners. Commenting on the development, Naumaan (Founder, Appic Mobile) says, “Appic Mobile will develop the portal & the mobile applications for ToRoots & we are thrilled to be their technology partners. There is a surge in the experiential travel domain & the platform (portal & apps) will address the various issues faced by today’s travellers so that they can easily discover & book their next escape.”
ToRoots is going to be a community driven marketplace to help travellers easily discover and book verified unique experiences created by seasoned escape artists. The portal is set to launch in February ’16 and the mobile application will follow in March ’16.