Frederic Lalonde is an ex-Expedia VP and serial entrepreneur.
Frederic is currently the founder and CEO of Hopper, a travel startup. He previously co-founded Newtrade, where he successful raised $7 million in two rounds of venture capital, and built the company up to 70 employees. Newtrade was acquired by Expedia in 2002, 21 months after their first round of funding.
As a VP at Expedia, Frederic was responsible for developing the Direct Connect product strategy and signing up over 10,000 hotels to the Expedia platform, including major brands such as Marriot, Hilton, Hyatt, Carlson, Cendant, and Choice Hotels. He later moved on to participate in various Expedia M&A activities, including the acquisition of Hotels.com, TripAdvisor, and eLong.
Frederic joined the Board of Directors of MakeMyTrip.com in 2007. MakeMyTrip is India's leading online travel company and books tickets for all major airlines and reservations at over 1000 hotels in the country.
- 08/15/12 -techcrunch.com