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Touristlink matches travelers with experienced guides, locals and like minded travelers based on shared itineraries and interests.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Nagpur, MH, India
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 12
  • Website

Company Summary

Quite a few marketplaces focused on Tours and Activities have launched in the past several years but none have been able to generate any significant traction on the demand side. Touristlink is different - we are getting a million organic page view a month and the number of new members and of logins (a measure of engagement) has grown at a rate close to 100% a month/month during the last 5 months.


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    David Urmann

    PhD Ohio State. Led the development of over 100 websites since 2003 resulting in 150 million+ page views. Moved to India in 2006 to expand my existing US based internet business and met my present business partner. We founded an outsourcing company which we grew from 3 employees to over 80 in three years and successfully exited before launching Touristlink in 2011. Avid traveler have visited over 40 countries.

  • Previous work was in advertising and brand management for central India biggest names. Have spent the past 7 years in a number of successful years working alongside David in travel, SEO, e-commerce and consulting services.

  • Lead developer, problem solver and architect of Touristlink from day one. 8+ years of programming experience in PHP,MySQL, Unix, JQuery, HTML using LAMP architectures.

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    Ranjith Cherickel
    Executive Member

    Investor and mentor at Head of sales Africa at Nokia Siemens with a billion USD sales target. Skype, Verizon Wireless, Siemens, INSEAD.

Previous Investors

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    Ranjith Cherickel & Kresten Buch
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    88mph Nairobi based Accelerator
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