The real-world challenges for travel startups, as mirrored in Hipmunk’s story
Hipmunk co-founder and CEO Adam Goldstein believes his flight and hotel metasearch company can one day be larger than Kayak.
Hipmunk co-founder and CEO Adam Goldstein, 25, believes his flight and hotel metasearch company can one day be larger than Kayak, and with $20.2 million in funding and revenue that has trickled in from the moment Hipmunk debuted, he thinks he has the time to prove it.
“We think we can be bigger,” Goldstein says, referring to Kayak. “We think we can do it.”
With Priceline closing today on its $1.8 billion acquisition of Kayak, you can picture the Kayakers reading Goldstein’s boast, and breaking out in giggles as they pour their champagne (or whatever the favorite libation is over there).
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