Yesterday we profiled Trippy, J.R. Johnson’s latest travel startup.
Trippy is a social travel site. It’s a trip planner that connects to social networks and asks for venue suggestions from friends who have already traveled to the destination.
Today, Trippy has announced a $1.75 million seed round of financing co-led by Sequoia Capital and True Ventures.
In addition those investors and SV Angel, a number of individuals contributed money including some big-name celebrities.
Mark Zuckerberg’s sister Randi Zuckerberg invested alongside fashion designer Rachel Zoe and singer Jason Mraz.
We’d say that’s weird, except that celebrity investors aren’t anymore. A few weeks ago Leonardo DiCaprio invested in a startup. Before that it was Justin Bieber. And before that it was Justin Timberlake.
Celebrities invested in tech startups during the last bubble too.