Chronicles of Earth aims to be the social platform for travelers on which they can define themselves by the trips they take and the stories they share.
The startup finds its competitive edge in evocative storytelling and being able to share with anyone on any device or social media site through a network focused specifically on travelers and tourism. For this reason, global incubator Travel Startups Incubator recently announced a $25,000 investment in Chronicles of the Earth.
“Bill and his team are proven Silicon Valley entrepreneurs that are working on a big idea to help travelers share their adventures and travel stories in a new and extraordinary digital experience. As travelers who are always connected we are looking for expressive ways to not only preserve our memories but to share our amazing experiences with friends, family and like-minded travelers. Chronicles of Earth will help enrich our lives. We are very pleased to have them be a part of Travel Startups Incubator,” said Matt Zito, Managing Partner at Travel Startups Incubator.
Chronicles of Earth tells stories through Chronicles, which are journals of multimedia vignettes located on a map and positioned in time. Users can add photos, video, audio annotations and text to each Vignette (or chapter) to build a complete picture of their experiences, and share this experience in the form of a travel journal album with their friends, family and followers.
“Chronicles of Earth is a new way for travelers to share their stories and learn about the world,” said Chronicles of Earth CEO and Founder of Uber-acquired deCarta, Bill Schwegler. “It’s a network for real travelers and real stories. Our mobile app differentiates itself through trust; Chroniclers will be able to follow people on their journeys, building relationships and rapport – instead of having to rely on the advice and opinions of strangers, which is the case for most other travel review websites.”