European hotel video review website Trivop has secured a round of first strategic funding from a string of serial entrepreneurs and high profile internet figures.
The France-based site is understood to have received around Euros 600,000 from seven angel investors including Oliver Jung, Loic Le Meur, chairman of Six Apart Europe, early Skype investor Morten Lund and founders of Pixmania, Steve and Jean-Emile Rosenblum.
Trivop launched in March 2007 and works by marrying video reviews with city hotels and Google Maps.
Around 900 filmmakers have submitted videos to the site since March.
Thomas Owadenko, founder and chief executive for Trivop, said: “Trivop’s aim is to become the online reference of choice for consumers about the hospitality industry by applying the Internet’s hot content – unique video, to the largest e-commerce sector – travel.
“Video is the most effective hotel sales conversion tool in conveying the atmosphere of the hotel and its guest rooms and reassuring potential guests by showing them the hotel from a true customer perspective before booking.”