Dopplr - a weird business travel network that lets people see where you've been, where you're going and where you are - has got another funding tranche from an all-star cast of digital media investors. TCUK says the round comes from folks including Esther Dyson, mag publisher Tyler Brule, Reuters chief Tom Glocer, del.icio.us creator Joshua Schachter, Brian Behlendorf, Ami Hasan, Daniel Sachs, Kim Weckstrom, Saul Klein and former Reuters innovation head Azeem Azhar.
Dopplr got early stage funding in September. Here's the profile for design director Matt Jones; there's also a rudimentary local user reviews feature. The site doesn't really hang together as a network of its own yet, and is perhaps too spartan and niche to be considered such, though it can work rather well as an app for other networks, feeding one's location status in to Facebook for example. Whether the masses want the kind of features offered by the likes of Dopplr and, with it, Brightkite, is yet to be discovered.
By Robert Andrews