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No. 1 mistake: Wait too long to go to market
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Wait too long to go to market
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Triptrotting re-launched its site in May, 2011 with only 500 members, and by June 2011 already has thousands of users in 500+ cities across 100+ countries.
In January 2011, Triptrotting received seed funding from Bill Gross' Idealab, leading creator and operator of technology companies.
In May 2010, Triptrotting placed 2nd at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business Seed Competition on the MBA level
Joined Vator onAigerim is a founder of Triptrotting, a community of like-minded travelers and locals. Prior to Triptrotting Aigerim was part of Teach For America and worked at UBS investment bank.