Three friends who shared a passion for travel founded TripHobo with the intent to customize and share their travel plans with others. TripHobo quickly grew to become the favourite destination for travelers who wanted a better way to discover and organise their travel information and share it with friends. By the end of the year, TripHobo welcomed its 100,000th user.
We've all been there. For that one fun trip, we plan for months on end. Where do we go? Who's coming? How do we go? When? How often is that plan going to change before someone loses his or her mind? Travel logistics can become a long, drawn-out horror story... unless you're on TripHobo, in which case it’s a ten-minute task. TripHobo is an innovative trip planning platform that enables users to plan trips from over 90000 cities across the world. TripHobo’s trip planning platform serves as a one-stop destination for all the travel needs- exploring attractions, creating itineraries and booking hotels, transportation, and tours.
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Praveen Kumar - Founder, CEO
Praveen has a flair to go on and on endlessly about things he is passionate about, irrespective of who's listening. He says he is national integration personified. Rajasthani by descent, Hyderabadi by birth, he studied in Lucknow, roots for Royal Challengers Bangalore- IPL, has traveled almost whole of India. His friends say he is over-enthusiastic, full of life and a happy-go-lucky chap. He brings to TripHobo (JoGuru) his 7 years of rich experience in setting up e-commerce portals for his past organizations. Extremely zealous about traveling and exploring new places, he has occasional bouts of backpacking urge and takes off without notice, his 18-day bike trip to Leh, the Himalayas being a case in point. He never misses out an opportunity to tell his travelogues. Praveen is the CEO of TripHobo (JoGuru) and has a Management Degree from IIM Lucknow. He loves adventure sports, fast cars, and dreams of owning a private island in the Maldives.
Saket Newaskar - Founder, CTO
Ever since Saket developed some algorithms at Toshiba, and got a patent, he thinks he is a clone of Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, much to the annoyance of everyone around him. He has an uncanny ability to argue about anything under the sun with or without making any sense. He wanted to be a Marathi film star but ended up with a Master's degree in Management from MDI, Gurgaon. He has over 7 years of experience in Product Development, Product Management and Business Development across the Globe. Passionate about anything related to technology or travel, he has been to more than 20 countries till date and dreams of covering the UN. He loves life, singing, watching movies and is famous for his PJs among friends. Saket is the social media wizard at TripHobo (JoGuru) and manages product development and roadmap.
Karthik Ramachandra - Founder, COO
Karthik is an avid traveler (traveling close to 6 hours daily to and from work) and loves adventure sports, reading and above all - Sleeping. When awake, he constantly dreams of attending every single Grand Prix in Formula 1 someday. He speaks with immense confidence about things he has no clue about and mostly manages to get away with it. He lists Sarcasm as his majors but has a Master's degree in Marketing Management from IIM Indore. He is the quintessential salesman. Once Karthik starts talking, the listener almost invariably ends up saying OK. He brings to TripHobo (JoGuru) over 4 years of experience in Business Development for new products and new markets. He is a gadget freak and an Apple fan, and it is recommended to refrain from asking him about it unless you have a couple of hours to spare.
TripHobo continues to innovate by adding features like drag and drop, group planning, route optimization, all of which makes travel planning smarter and intuitive. Travel industry's leading watchdog Phocuswright selects TripHobo as one of the leading innovators in travel and invites TripHobo to present in the Travel Innovation Summit 2014 in Los Angeles. TripHobo launches a mobile companion app for iOS and Android.
The millionth itinerary is planned on TripHobo. TripHobo ties up with travel industry Titans like Booking.com and HotelsCombined to introduce addition of booking options into the trip planning process, thereby taking the traveler one step closer to a complete trip planning experience.