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Founder and CEO at Lunch
Founder & CEO at VirtualTourist, Founder & CEO at OneTime



J.R. Johnson has launched four websites, in a continued run of entrepreneurial endeavors. Currently he is founder of the social travel site and app Trippy (

Trippy is a social travel web and mobile app designed to collect and share travel ideas, and collaborate on your plans with the people in your life who know you best. It’s a full-circle travel experience that takes you from dreaming to doing.

After debuting a private beta in September 2011 as a Battlefield Finalist at TechCrunch Disrupt, Trippy launched its open beta in October 2011. The company was founded by travel start-up veteran J.R. Johnson, who previously launched VirtualTourist (acquired by Expedia in 2008), and is funded by Sequoia Capital, True Ventures and SV Angel.

Trippy's advisory board includes Jason Mraz, Rachel Zoe, Anthony Bourdain, Kevin Rose, Tim Ferriss, Randi Zuckerberg, Andrew Zimmern, Gary Vaynerchuk, Chase... See More

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