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This article was published on December 4, 2012

    Trekea lands $1.7m in funding as it launches travel tracking platform LiveTrekker

    Trekea lands $1.7m in funding as it launches travel tracking platform LiveTrekker Image by: AFP/Getty Images
    Andrii Degeler
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    Andrii Degeler

    Andrii Degeler is the community growth manager at Rockstart and a technology journalist with a particular interest in companies based in Cen Andrii Degeler is the community growth manager at Rockstart and a technology journalist with a particular interest in companies based in Central and Eastern Europe. He also runs a CEE-focused weekly tech newsletter, ProCEEd.

    Paris-based company Trekea announced at LeWeb 2012 that it has secured a €1.3 million ($1.7 million) Series A funding round from Geofinance. Along with the announcement, the company officially launched its platform for travelers LiveTrekker.

    Apart from that, Trekea’s co-founder Jean-Marc DeBaud was appointed as the company’s President.

    LiveTrekker’s free iOS app allows travelers to track their way using GPS and combine it on a map with photos and videos captured in a certain location. The result can be seen at the service’s website as a Google Map with a track on it and multimedia content in a sidebar.

    Also the service lets users share their travels with friends in real-time, immediately uploading their track and multimedia to the Livetrekker’s cloud. This could be a good thing for domestic travels, while data roaming tariffs abroad may make this feature too expensive.

    The company plans to release an Android version of LiveTrekker app soon.

    Image credit: Johannes Eisele / Getty Images.

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