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The powerful, intuitive road trip planner. Powered by local experts & travel writers.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Road travel accounts for 78% of US tourism spend, yet the planning tools are fragmented & often outdated. Roadtrippers is a powerful yet intuitive iPhone/web based travel site that helps you discover, plan and book the best places and experiences along your way, curated by local experts and travel writers.


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    James Fisher

    James literally grew up in the back of a truck bouncing along the ‘roads’ of Africa. Not your average ‘startup guy’ he co-founded Roadtrippers simply out of love for good design and the open road. Talk to James about the business, design, or how much free stuff his British accent gets him.

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    John Lauck
    Lead Developer

    John was intrigued by computers in elementary school before learning of his second compulsion: coffee. Locally-roasted-coffee cup in hand, John leads the engineering team at Roadtrippers. Talk to John about Ruby on Rails, Javascript, MongoDB or your favorite Seinfeld episode.

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    Tatiana Parent
    Content, Marketing

    ‘On the road’ for over a decade, living in New England, Hawaii, Florida, Germany, England and now Ohio, Tatiana has earned a PhD, taught at several universities & co-founded Roadtrippers along the way. Talk to Tatiana about Content, social, PR or who really killed Laura Palmer...?

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    Andrew Fickas

    Always one for the simple and elegant or a good story, if he's not at home looking for such things in technology or a stringed instrument, he's out looking for a beer and a jam session. Talk to Andrew about anything Computer Science or Woody Guthrie.

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    Brandon Hite
    Communications, Marketing

    Brandon loves all things Kentucky Wildcats, marketing, and customer engagement. When he’s not checking out analytics, he’s probably reading about recruiting classes and AP rankings. Talk to Brandon about SEO, content & data, and why Kentucky will win it all.

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    Chelsea Koglmeier
    Business Development, Operations

    Chelsea’s mental ‘Bucket List’ features activities in every country around the world. She is our resident triathlete, rollerblader, a Venture for America Fellow and a proud Cameron Crazie. Talk to Chelsea about the business, partnership opportunities, or if you want to run a marathon.


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    Rob McDonald, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Previous Investors

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    The Brandery, CincyTech, Vine Street Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, Jim Price, Tony Alexander