Hipmunk is a remarkable new travel search site that aims to take the agony out of travel planning. We designed our site to help people who are overwhelmed with pages of irrelevant search results. Flight results are presented in a visual "timeline" that allows people to select the best flight for them at a glance. Hotel results are shown on a map so that people can view where in a destination they will be staying and the landmarks near them.
At Hipmunk, we want to make your experience a lot better and put the fun back into travel planning.
Adam is a full-time travel nerd and founded Hipmunk just weeks after his graduation from MIT in June 2010. At MIT, he earned degrees in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering, and was North American Debating Champion in 2010. Prior to Hipmunk, Adam co-founded BookTour with Wired's Chris Anderson, and was also the youngest author ever at O'Reilly, writing AppleScript: The Missing Manual at the age of 16.
Prior to founding Hipmunk, Steve founded the social news site reddit in 2005 with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian. Reddit has since grown into the largest social news site and one of the largest communities on the Internet. In 2010, Adam pulled Steve out of retirement to start Hipmunk.
Susan is an avid traveler who loves exploring Italy and Hawaii. She has 18 years in experience in consumer marketing. Previously Susan was VP of Marketing at Loopt, CMO at Wowd (acquired by Facebook), Co-Founder and VP of Marketing at Picateers, and Head of Marketing at eGroups (acquired by Yahoo!) Susan has a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College, a Masters degree in Engineering from Duke University, and an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Nancy is an innovative product leader with 10+ years experience in growth and monetization of web and mobile products at companies including Zynga, Yahoo!, and IBM. Prior to Hipmunk, Nancy was head of product for Zynga's Arcade division, where she launched and scaled multiple titles including Hidden Chronicles. She received her MBA from MIT and possesses B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering. As a self-proclaimed travel enthusiast, Nancy's dream job is to build creative and compelling products for travel, which she is now doing at Hipmunk!
As Hipmunk's Controller and from spending 9 years in public accounting, Adrienne can add and subtract decently well. She has been known to rock brightly colored shoes, is passionate about pretty much any topic (music, food, spreadsheets, funny animal videos), and has been told she makes extremely expressive faces. She is the proud owner of one yellow eyed amazonian stealth panther, named Keely. Adrienne is responsible for making sure our financials are in tip top shape.
Chris is a Physics PhD and expert for all things too difficult for normal programmers. After graduating from Harvard, he entered the startup world through Y- Combinator's first class and became reddit's first employee (pre-Condé Nast acquisition), where he later became Lead Developer.
Andre is a true world citizen: Born in Germany, raised in Russia, educated in Seattle, and now living in San Francisco. He is passionate about writing code and is able to write bugs faster than any other mortal developer. At a young age, Andre finished university, married his wife, and can usually be found bouncing around the office on a big, red ball.
Another former redditor, David is into building robots, distributed systems, and mathematical CS. The best way to his heart is through his stomach, or a nice big dataset to mine.
Avid traveler and international thrill seeker, Jacqueline has been found snorkeling in Thailand, bungee jumping in New Zealand, cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa, surfing in Costa Rica, and sky-diving here in California. Jacqueline is responsible for making sure that you, your mother, brother-in-law, best friend, and high school English teacher are all reading about, hearing about, and watching the Hipmunk.
A middle child that dislikes middle seats and a frequent snapper of in-flight photos from the window, he has lived near PHL, DCA, DEN, MIA, and SFO. He never leaves home without running shoes and swim goggles. Most of his travel searches include conferences in exotic locations, surf trips to Mexico and Hawaii, or flights back east to visit his enormous extended family.
Julie is a world traveler whose fondest memories include rock climbing in Rio, finding Lord of the Rings locations in New Zealand, and sampling mysterious local dishes. As a former Googler who believes that marketing and math were meant for each other, Julie is responsible for transforming Hipmunk into a household brand name, profitably.
Ryan is a technology geek and startup fan that just moved to San Francisco after graduating from UW Madison. He started programming in middle school and has been building apps for Android since getting the original Droid on its release day.
Previously founded reddit with Steve and joined hipmunk a week before launch because the site desperately needed a mascot (and someone to help build a brand people love). Son of a travel agent, proud owner of passport stamps from over 35 countries, and now an advisor-- find him at a conference near you!
Hipmunk has funding from IVP, Ignition Partners, Y Combinator, SV Angel, Webb Investment Network, Erik Blachford, Simon Breakwell, Rob Glaser, Jim Hornthal, Rich Barton, Paul Buchheit, Ashton Kutcher, Raymond Tonsing, Matt Mullenweg, Sam Altman, Geoff Ralston, Sizhao Yang, Amitt Mahajan, and Gabor Cselle.
Hipmunk's map tiles are powered by MapBox
Hipmunk is based in San Francisco, California 94107.