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Bimble raises £1.3m

Travel startup Bimble has raised £1.3m, allowing it to launch its platform helping users collate and share places they love.

In addition to the fundraising round, Bimble has been selected for the invite-only Google Digital Accelerator Programme.

Co-founder Francesa Howland said: “If the question is where? Bimble is the answer. How many times have you discovered or been recommended somewhere to go, only to find that you either forget about it, misplace the pull-out or it disappears into a digital Bermuda Triangle?

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“We created Bimble after realising there are thousands of place recommendations shared every day, but no simple way to collect these and pass them on. As we looked more closely at the opportunity, we simply couldn’t believe that no one was doing this already.”

Investor Dimitris Panagopoulos added: “Bimble offers us a meaningful, creative and life-enhancing digital community; quite different from the social media platforms of the last 10 years.”

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