Thrillophilia Bags $200,000 Angel Funding


Techaloo recently published an article about a Bangalore based startup “Thrillophilia Adventures” started in 2009.

Thrillophilia bagged $200,000 in a round, led by Hyderabad Angels. iLabs Venture Capital Fund, Navlok Ventures and Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (IIM A). Thrillophilia has served 50,000 travelers with 1500 travel options and has 500+ corporate cusomers. It has got traveling of 150K KMs last year.Thrillophilia is planing to include 6,000 experiences by December and serve one lakh experience hours a month towards the end of 2014

Thrillophilia is thrilled to invest this money on local vendors involved in curation of travel products.

Thrillophilia is a 3 year old startup into adventure travel space growing at 200% per year. Now we move to a marketplace model of unique activities, experiences and things to do in India. These could be like snorkeling with elephants, bamboo rafting in Kerala, local village tour in deserts near Jaisalmer, royal walk in old city of Mysore, a week long horse safari tour in Chambal valley or sea kayaking expeditions in Goa.
Away from ticket, tour and hotel market, activity market is highly scattered in India with no GDS in place and 99% share belonging to small and offline tour operators who market mostly offline without any strong medium to market and mostly rely on walkins or small in city offline marketing campaigns.

Says, Abhishek (Co-Founder at Thrillophilia)

Tour and travel industry is at boom in India, after E-commerce it is considered to be next big market for Indian startups. Its a good news for the industry that a startup got $200,000 investment.

Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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