Lightning Pitch: Stride Travel – Metasearch marketplace for guided trips and travel packages
COMPANY: Stride Travel
Metasearch marketplace for guided trips and travel packages.
Stride is the first marketplace for all active pre-planned trips including guided tours, river cruises, safaris, and adventure travel packages. Planning an international trip can be a daunting process, but it doesn’t need to be. Stride makes it easy to find and compare group tours, private guided trips and independent itineraries from over 350 global tour operators and travel companies. Pick your perfect guided trip with confidence: read reviews, compare prices, and research itineraries with simple search tools and clear inclusive costs. Travelers save time, money and hassle and never miss the best experiences. With Stride, you’re just one click to your perfect pre-planned trip. Travel Savvy, Beyond.
Founder/CEO Gavin Delany has crucial online travel and startup leadership experience: VP of Global Sales at Viator (top daytours seller acquired for $200M by TripAdvisor), VP of Sales at Zozi (top adventure startup brand), BD Director at Kayak, Distribution & BD Manager at Starwood Hotels, and a consultant at Bain & Co. Stanford MBA and Harvard BA.
Co-Founder/VP Marketing Jared Alster was head of U.S. marketing for leading tour operator Intrepid Travel and previously helped to build blue chip brands at Ogilvy & Mather.
HEADQUARTERS: San Francisco
YEAR FOUNDED: 2014