Social travel network Mapify has raised $1.3 million in seed funding.
Investment for the Berlin-based startup comes from a number of funds and angel investors including Switzerland-based Ennea VC and Los Angeles-based LayJax Ventures.
Mapify was launched in late 2017 to improve the travel experience through a social platform. The startup helps users discover and plan trips.
The funds will go towards a US launch and building out a team in L.A.
Chief executive Patrick Haede says Mapify is the fastest growing social travel platform in Europe and is now offering global content.
It also just updated the service with nine additional languages and redesigned its mobile application experience.
Many a social travel startup has come and gone (or pivoted) all promising to improve the experience via a community of travelers.
Social media giants such as Facebook, with more than 2.23 billion monthly active users, have often proved to be the thorn in their sides.