Wander, “A Combination Of Tumblr And Pinterest”, Raises $1.2 Million

Wander is a start-up working out of TechStars in NYC, and has just raised 1.2 million dollars from investors.

According to TechCrunch‘s Alexia Tsotsis, Wander is “a combination of Tumblr and Pinterest, Yelp, Tripadvisor and Foursquare.”

The enigmatic company hasn’t released much on its product besides a company blog with a design-heavy feel and a fun promotional website called the Utterly Pointless Leaderboard.

The company raised money from NextView Ventures, SoftTech VC, SV Angel, Google Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Red Swan and TechStars. TechStars is a start-up accelerator that gave Wander free office space and a $118 thousand in seed money. They are also allowed access to alumni investors and mentors. TechStars is highly selective, accepting less that 1% of all startups that apply.

It’s still a mystery as to what Wander actually is, but co-founder Jeremy Fisher describes Wander as, ““a way to the see the world through other people eyes,” and has reported to TechCrunch that they “expect to launch in the next couple of months, but want to release an intermediate experience in the next couple of weeks.”

TechStars founder David Tisch explains what he finds appealing about Wander, “People have a ton of passion around the places that have made an impact on their lives, have desire to explore places they aspire to see, and get inspired by the places others are passionate about…Wander captures this passion with an amazingly beautiful product. I am excited for what’s to come.”

He is excited and so are we.

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