Acquired by on November 8, 2012
IPO / Stock
Went Public on Jul 20, 2012 / NASDAQ:KYAK
Stamford, CT
KAYAK is a travel search engine, indexing hundreds of global travel sites to help users find the right flight, hotel, rental car, or more.
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Search Engine, Travel, Leisure

Company Details

January 14, 2004
8 in Crunchbase

KAYAK is a travel search engine, indexing hundreds of global travel sites to help users find the right flight, hotel, rental car, or cruise line. It searches the other travel sites, from online travel agencies to airlines, hotel, and rental car websites and shows its users all the information they need to make travel decisions.

KAYAK maintains advertising agreements with over 4,000 travel suppliers and online travel agencies, including nearly every airline globally, most global hotel and car rental operators, and the online travel agencies, including Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, and Priceline. The company also has several affiliate marketing partnerships. It provides white-label products within other branded websites, including America Online, Comcast, USA Today, Roadrunner, Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Pricerunner, and About.com. KAYAK is available in over 30 countries and 18 languages. Each year it processes over one billion queries for travel information, and its free mobile app has been downloaded over 40 million times.

KAYAK was founded in 2004 by co-founders of the online travel agencies, Orbitz, Travelocity and Expedia. The company co-founders include Steve Hafner, a co-founder of Orbitz; Paul Englis, a former VP of technology at Intuit; Terrell Jones, founder of Travelocity; and Greg Slyngstad, founder of Expedia. It is headquartered in Norwalk, C.T. and has an R&D center in Concord, M.A.

Funding Rounds (7) - $235.02M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Aug, 2012$6M / Venture0
Aug, 2012$6.02M / Debt Financing0
Mar, 2010undisclosed amount / Venture1
Dec, 2007$196M / Series D9
May, 2006$11.5M / Series C1
Dec, 2004$7M / Series B3
Jan, 2004$8.5M / Series A2

Acquisitions (2)

May 6, 2010Unknown
Dec 1, 2007$180M in Cash

Current Team (8)


Products (1)

  • KAYAK products include flight, hotel and car rental searches, including additional search features such as multi-city searches, flexible

Competitors (18)

  • Airfarewatchdog.com is a discount airfare compiler that uses live agents instead of automated web crawlers to find the best airfare deals.
  • Cheapflights is a search and comparison site offering information on flight deals, travel agents and flight deal providers.
  • DoHop is an online search engine and a mobile app that offers information about flights, hotels, and rental cars.
  • Gogobot's mission is to help people discover places to stay, eat, and play.
  • Hipmunk is an online travel company providing users with hotel deals and flights results via a website and an app.
  • hotelicopter is a global hotel search-and-direct connect platform that features live rates, availability and content for hotels worldwide.
  • HotelsCombined, a search engine and price comparison website, allows users to discover and compare the prices of hotels.
  • InsideTrip is an airline ticket search engine with a focus on identifying flights with the highest level of quality, as opposed to the

Offices/Locations (3)

  • Technology

    300 Baker Ave

    Suite 380

    Concord, MA 01742


  • Headquarters

    7 Market St

    Stamford, CT


  • Headquarters

    55 North Water Street

    Suite 1

    Norwalk, CT 06854


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