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Utrip helps modern travelers plan, purchase, manage and share their dream adventures to their favorite destinations in a few simple steps.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Travel
  • Location Seattle, WA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

Utrip creates impeccable travel experiences by bringing together the best of Human & Artificial Intelligence. People travel to create memorable experiences. Utrip fills a huge gap in today’s travel market by going beyond planes and hotels to create unforgettable personalized itineraries that guarantee a remarkable adventure. In providing this pivotal capability Utrip funnels the revenue and monetizes all aspects of a traveler’s journey.


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    Gilad Berenstein
    Founder & CEO

    After grad school, Gilad decided to spend some time traveling in Europe for its rich culture and deep historical tradition. The trip was amazing. But while traveling Gilad encountered many of the challenges faced by modern travelers. Undiscouraged, Gilad decided to create Utrip with the goal of eliminating all the obstacles that get in the way of having a great trip. He is now excited to give every traveler the opportunity to discover the world!

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    Edan Shahar
    Co-founder & COO

    A true businessman & traveler, Edan once summited Washington State's Mt. Rainer in a suit and tie. Edan's passion for traveling and experiencing the world is rivaled only by his love for technology. Some of his favorite places he's visited so far include Iceland, China, and the capital cities of Europe. His favorite part of working at Utrip is that he no longer needs to hide or feel guilty about planning trips from work.

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    Yair Berenstein
    VP of Technology

    Yair has done his fair share of world seeing. Besides selling technology companies on his off days, he is as an expert in data, transmission & distribution, and has worked to support agencies and authorities in countless jurisdictions. Thanks to his close reading of the Harry Potter Series years ago, he is able to turn numbers and data into magic on a daily basis. In this case it is a special kind of trip-perfecting magic and we hope you enjoy th

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    Bill Ritchey
    Lead System Architect

    Bill is Utrip's lead system architect, responsible for algorithm dev. and implementation. Bill has led operating systems programming teams, designed and implemented performance networking architectures, and has developed a patented video compression algorithm. His work with Utrip allows him to implement intelligent systems using the latest operations research, modern data structures and languages, and high performance network server architectures


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    Craig Sherman at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Professional Corporation
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    Chris Strand at Bader Martin

Previous Investors

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    Richard Galanti
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    Stan Rosen
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    Jay Buxbaum