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Columbia University, MBA 1994
Princeton University, BA 1989
English & Theater

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Advisory Board

Former Companies

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President & CEO

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Erik Blachford

Erik Blachford was an early employee at travel site Expedia, eventually becoming its CEO. Blachford managed the travel division of IAC after Expedia’s acquisition before rejoining the startup ranks in 2005. Erik Blachford is currently a board member at Surfparks, Zillow, and Farecast.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Wedding Spot 12/2013Seed$225k3
Liftopia 9/2013Series D$5M12
Vacatia 9/2013Seed$5M4
TourRadar 6/2013Angel5
PointsHound 3/2013Seed$425k4
Wire 2013Seed$2.25M12
Liftopia 10/2011Venture Round$1.3M5
Bloomspot 8/2011Series B$35M8
Tripping 7/2011Seed$1M4
Room 77 6/2011Series B$10.5M7
HotelTonight 5/2011Series A$3.59M8 4/2011Series B$6M4 2/2011Angel$400k7
Hipmunk 1/2011Series A$4.2M6
Room 77 1/2010Angel$3M7
Liftopia 9/2009Angel$1M4
Bloomspot 1/2009Seed$2.05M5
Liftopia 3/2008Seed2
TeachStreet 3/2008Series A$2.25M11



  1. Wedding Spot Raises $225K in Seed Funding ( [edit]
  2. Liftopia Raises $5M in Financing ( [edit]
  3. Online Travel Marketplace Vacatia Raises $5M To Simplify Buying And Selling Timeshares ( [edit]
  4. Social group tour marketplace TourRadar books funding from ex-Expedia CEO and others ( [edit]
  5. PointsHound Closes $425K Seed Funding ( [edit]
  6. Wire, A Would-Be Snapchat Competitor From Ex-Amazon Engineers, Raises $1.8 Million ( [edit]
  7. Ski Lift Ticket Retailer Liftopia Raises $1.3 Million ( [edit]
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  9. When A Couchsurfing Startup Gets A Million In Funding ( [edit]
  10. Search Engine Room 77 Raises $10.5M For Personalized Hotel Room Recommendations ( [edit]
  11. HotelTonight Raises $3.25M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
  12. Consumer Electronics Shopping Service Decide Raises $6 Million Pre-Launch ( [edit]
  13. Curious Office ( [edit]
  14. Hipmunk’s Official Round: $4.2 Million Led By Ignition And A Group Of Online Travel Experts ( [edit]
  15. Citation Needed [add]
  16. Liftopia Raises Another $1 Million For Variable Ski Resort Ticket Pricing ( [edit]
  17. BloomSpot Investors ( [edit]
  18. Yahoo! Finance ( [edit]
  19. TeachStreet Emerges To Help You Find The Best Yoga and Cooking Classes ( [edit]
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