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inEvention Technology, Inc.

Enterprise expense managment SaaS using data analytics to significantly reduce hotel and travels cost of off-site mneetings and events

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2012
  • Website inevention.com

Company Summary

Average corporation spends $10M on offsite meetings. Hotels & travel are the biggest expenses, so it's critical to select the right city & hotel. Organizations overpay for travel & hotels because site selection is biased and manual. Our product is the first objective data-driven site selection. We reduce travel by discovering travel-optimized cities, reduce hotel costs by reaching motivated hotels, and provide unprecedented tools for procurement.

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    John Robison
    Technology Advisor

    John Robison brings over 10 years of senior management experience and 20 years of Internet and travel industry experience. Most recently, he served as vice president, DVD product development at Netflix, Inc., in Los Gatos, California. While at Netflix, Robison set the technical direction, made critical design decisions and drove their internal architecture and infrastructure. Prior to joining Netflix, John held executive leadership positions at G

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    John Della Peanna
    Industry Advisor

    Highly experienced business executive with a successful track record of running companies in the automotive and motor sports fields. John is actively involved in hotels real estate development and management projects as an owner and general partner for over twenty years. Current hotel projects include: Hampton Inn & Suites in Redding California, Hilton Garden inn in Fontana California, Town Place Suites in Redding California under development. Jo

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    Daniel Platzker
    Founder & CEO

    Daniel is an experienced hands-on executive and a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led 3 startups including Tegrity Inc., (recently sold to McGraw Hill) where he served as the CEO until 2001 and raised $16M. Daniel launched over 15 high-tech product lines in start-ups and public companies. His passion is in converting creative ideas into successful businesses by focusing on customers’ needs and building highly motivated teams.
    Daniel is

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    Mike Olson
    Co-Founder, CTO

    Mike Olson is a serial entrepreneur with a background in computer science and mathematics. He has previously founded 9 companies, which have cumulatively raised over $30 million from top firms like Sequoia and Benchmark. Mike is an expert in machine learning and artificial intelligence, and he has focused his career on complex decision-making, automation, and optimization problems. With over 15 years of professional experience programming and

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    Tim Olson
    Engineering Lead

    Tim Olson has over 15 years of software programming and 10 years of management experience, founding four startups and exiting one. Tim has twice lead development teams of 10+ engineers to solve B2B process problems, first with Publishing Data Management which is still operating, and then with MarketingForce which was acquired by Conclusive Analytics in 2005. He has implemented academic-level algorithms for large scale, high-volume internet adve

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    William Niejadlik
    Industry & Technology Partnerships

    William is an experienced travel technologist and executive with extensive experience in airlines, hotels, online and corporate travel agencies. William started as a researcher at the Flight Transportation Laboratory at MIT researching flight scheduling systems. He was invited to be a founding member of Scheduling Systems Inc., a company formed by three MIT professors. William went on work at Sabre Decision Technologies on flight scheduling sy

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    Jan Willbanks
    Industry Advisor

    Jan Willbanks held various sales positions in the hospitality industry including Corporate Sales Manager at Fairmont San Jose, Director of Sales and Marketing at San Jose Hyatt Hotel, Corporate Sales Manager at Holiday Inn Golden Gateway, and Corporate Sales at Doubletree Scottsdale.In 1987, Ms Willbanks founded Connections!, Apple and Cisco were her first clients. Her business has designed and executed over 300 meetings and events. In 1994, Jan

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    Ed Fuller
    Strategy and Partnership Advisor

    Mr Fuller is the former President & Managing Director of Marriott International and the current President of Laguna Strategic Advisors, He is a best selling author and considered a leading authority in the global hospitality industry. Fuller worked with Marriott for 40 years, the last 22 leading the International Division. His leadership resulted in the formation and operation of 550 international hotels in 72 countries with $8B in annual revenue

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    Dan FitzPatrick
    UX Engineering, PM

    Dan has over 20 years of extensive hands-on software development, product management, and architectural experience in a wide variety of software applications focusing on the internet and high technology markets. Dan has had leadership and individual contributor roles including founder of a successful start-up, development manager, engineering product management, user experience/user interface development, as well as customer support. Dan excels i

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    Lisa Volpi
    Customer Advocate Specialist

    Lisa Volpi, a ten year veteran of the Hospitality industry, has worked in various Hotels as a Sales Manager and Director of Catering. In addition, she worked for San Jose Convention & Visitors Bureau as National Sales Manager. Most recently, Lisa worked for Opus Solutions, an Event Management Company handling venue research, contract negotiation and on-site management for clients such as Amazon, Brocade, Facebook, Responsys and Salesforce.com. Pr

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    Kaye Mulkeen
    Chair, Customer Advisory Board

    As an Executive Vice President and General Manager with World Travel Meetings and Incentives, A division of WorldTravel Partners (now BCD Travel), Kaye played a significant role in making WorldTravelPartners the first-ever official travel services sponsor for the Summer Olympic Games. After the Games, she successfully led an effort to convert the Olympic Games infrastructure into a multi-functional operational center supporting Fortune 100 compan