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COMPANY: FlyingYak

YEAR FOUNDED: 2016

FlyingYak combines local insight, proprietary online databases and a robust social platform to provide unparalleled access to cities across the globe. People are opting to travel and live abroad more than ever before and have thousands of destinations to choose from. FlyingYak lets users easily find a city that fits their lifestyle and connect with locals, digital nomads and fellow travelers once they arrive.

Rather than toggling through multiple sites to find a new destination, our interactive map allows users to search and filter over 1,000 cities based on their budget, interests, Wi-Fi speeds and more. Each city page provides over 100 data points on everything from the price of a movie ticket to weather and primary transport modes so users can find the perfect next destination.

Message and group functionalities let users easily connect and keep in touch with fellow travelers, locals and expats. City pages let people see who’s in town, ask for tips and connect once you arrive. Our groups connect users with similar interests and keep in touch with their existing networks to ensure there is never a missed connection when one travels or moves to a new city.