I like to think of Gogobot as a Yelp for travel, or a TripAdvisor that puts users first. If you travel a lot and want to write about the things you did, or if you want good tips on travel, it’s an excellent resource (see our launch post from last year for a detailed review).
Gogobot is one of my favorite new startups of 2010. The site first launched in November – it gives users an easy way to review hotels, restaurants and activities and share them with friends. It’s not cluttered with ads and it is extremely well designed. So well designed, in fact, that they are a finalist for the Crunchies Awards this Friday in the Best Design category.
Our launch review and… → Read More
The state of online travel exploration and discovery is very, very poor. Most sites seem to be either a link farm or a black hole of useful, but impenetrable links. I don’t know about you, but to me, researching potential trips seems like it should be a visual experience as much as anything else. And the best recommendations often come from people you trust — your friends. So why doesn’t the… → Read More
Apparently it’s former MySpace exec venture capital funding day. Earlier we announced the BeachMint news ($5 million). And now gogobot, a new travel website founded by MySpace’s former GM International Travis Katz and Ori Zaltzman, the former Chief Architect of Yahoo Boss, are announcing an impressive venture funding of their own. They first hinted about their startup in March.
They aren’t… → Read More
He spent a few months in Hawaii recharging, and then moved his family to Silicon Valley. Since January he’s been working on a new startup, he says, and he’s teamed up with Ori Zaltzman, the former Chief Architect of Yahoo Boss.
That’s enough of a team to make things… → Read More