Category Archives: Travel

Prashant Kirtane out to make Travelstop unstoppable as agent of change in unmanaged corporate travel in Asia – WIT

This one is a bit longer with some good interview questions:

Prashant Kirtane has launched his new startup, Travelstop, to become the “Slack of unmanaged corporate travel” for SMEs in Asia.

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Travelstop Launch!

Updated with their blog post ::

Big shout out to the Travelstop team on their public launch.

Pretty excited to be an investor in the travel space and to be working with the team – PK, Vijay and Altaf!

I have known these guys since my Yahoo days and amazing to see the core team still together and working on another venture.

Here we go…

Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders | PhocusWire

Good read. Has some solid advice from a few people but one of my fav’s is Amit from RedDoorz.

Surveying the travel startup landscape, part 2: Front line tips from the founders | PhocusWire:

Amit Saberwal is founder and CEO of RedDoorz, which has more than 500 budget properties in 16 Indonesian cities, Singapore and the Philippines. Founded in 2015, RedDoorz handles distribution, pricing, marketing, customer service and technology for properties under its brand, but it does not own them. RedDoorz has raised $20 million in funding. Before launching RedDoorz, Saberwal was chief business officer at MakeMyTrip.

Reddoorz :: Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch 2018 – Skift

Skift’s Top Travel Startups to Watch 2018 – Skift:


Money Raised: Close to $20 million Headline Investors: Jungle Ventures, Susquehanna International Group and InnoVen Capital

Skift Take: Launched in 2015, RedDoorz is a network of budget branded lodging, with more than 500 properties primarily in Indonesia but also in Singapore and the Philippines. Yes, the company is mimicking a model that others pioneered in India. But we bet that its executives, led by co-founder and CEO Amit Saberwal, have the rare skills needed to lead their team of 180 workers in fending off looming competition from Chinese-owned budget hotels.