Mygola, curated travel planner

Travel startup Mygola has raised $1.5 million for its platform that CEO Anshuman Bapna said is the “world’s best travel planner.”

Mygola refers to the trip planning process as a “long, leaky funnel” that crushes the joy of anticipation and makes vacation seem like work. Mygola aims to compress six weeks of itinerary planing into 15 minutes.

It simply links to other established travel sites (Fodor, Lonely Planet) to provide you with actual itinerary details, and a single, generic "traveler's tip" as they call it, enticing you into going to the local hotspot. I'll stick to using region specific travel guide websites, like