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Overview

Acquired by 
Expedia
Number of Acquisitions 
29
TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel site, enabling traveler trip.
Categories 
E-Commerce, Restaurants, Travel
Headquarters Regions 
Greater Boston Area, East Coast, New England
Founded Date 
Feb 1, 2000
Founders 
Steve Kaufer
Operating Status 
Active
Funding Status 
M&A
Last Funding Type 
Venture - Series Unknown
Number of Employees 
1001-5000
Legal Name 
TripAdvisor LLC
Child Hubs 
TripAdvisor Alumni Founded Companies
IPO Status 
Public
Stock Symbol 
NASDAQ:TRIP
Company Type 
For Profit
Number of Exits 
2
Website 
www.tripadvisor.com
Facebook 
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LinkedIn 
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Twitter 
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Phone Number 
(1888) 2648-794

TripAdvisor is a free travel guide and research website. It provides reviews of travel-related content and includes interactive travel forums.

Apart from the obligatory reviews of hotels and other attractions, TripAdvisor has many skillful features. Its users are able to quickly and easily post their vacation videos and travel marketers are able to showcase their properties by featuring their videos on the website.

TripAdvisor also offers a personalization tool that allows its users to save hotel, restaurant, and attraction reviews to personalize their My Trips folders. Travelers are able to customize and expand their plans by adding maps, photos, their own notes, and travel plan details. Through the website's Check Rates feature, users are able to check hotel pricings and availabilities across multiple vendor commerce sites.

TripAdvisor also operates sister sites in other countries such as the U.K., Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Ireland, Japan, and India.

TripAdvisor was launched on February 1, 2000.

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M&A Details

Transaction Name 
TripAdvisor acquired by Expedia
Acquired by 
Expedia
Announced Date 
Aug 2005

IPO & Stock Price

TripAdvisor is registered under the ticker NASDAQ:TRIP
.
Stock Symbol 
NASDAQ:TRIP
Valuation at IPO 
$3.3B
IPO Date 
Dec 21, 2011

Funding Rounds

Number of Funding Rounds 
3
Total Funding Amount 
$3.3M
TripAdvisor has raised a total of $3.3M in funding over 3 rounds. Their latest funding was raised on Feb 5, 2018 from a Venture - Series Unknown round.
Announced Date  
Transaction Name  
Number of Investors  
Money Raised  
Lead Investors  
Feb 5, 2018
Venture Round - TripAdvisor
1
Sep 6, 2000
Series A - TripAdvisor
1$2M OneLiberty Ventures
Jun 26, 2000
Seed Round - TripAdvisor
1$1.3M OneLiberty Ventures

Investors

Number of Lead Investors 
1
Number of Investors 
2
TripAdvisor is funded by 2 investors. TCV and OneLiberty Ventures are the most recent investors.

Acquisitions

Related Hubs

Company Tech Stack by Siftery

TripAdvisor uses 86 technology products and services including Google AnalyticsWordPress, and Apache Web Server.

Mobile App Metrics by Apptopia

Downloads Last 30 Days 
1,188,164
Monthly Download Growth 
-11.6%
TripAdvisor has 1,188,164 monthly app downloads. The most popular apps downloaded are TripAdvisor Hotels RestaurantsSeatGuru, and SeatGuru.
App Name  
App Store  
Monthly Downloads  
TripAdvisor Hotels Restaurants
Google Play, Itunes Connect 1,100,381
SeatGuru
Itunes Connect 33,831
SeatGuru
Google Play 22,523
Vacation Rentals Owner App by TripAdvisor
Google Play 17,804
Vacation Rentals Owner App
Itunes Connect 13,625
Nashville City Guide
Google Play
Taipei City Guide
Google Play
Rome City Guide
Google Play
Santiago City Guide
Google Play
Miami City Guide
Google Play

Website Tech Stack by BuiltWith

TripAdvisor is actively using 65 technologies for its website. These include Viewport MetaIPhone / Mobile Compatible, and SSL by Default.

Web Traffic by SimilarWeb

TripAdvisor is ranked 191 among websites globally based on its 146,076,308 monthly web visitors.

Patents and Trademarks by IPqwery

The intellectual property of TripAdvisor includes 4 registered patents primarily in the 'Computing; Calculating' category. Additionally, TripAdvisor has registered 94 trademarks with the most popular class being 'Transport, packaging and storing'.

Interest Signals by Bombora

TripAdvisor employees are showing high interest in Implied TermsCrowdfunding, and Redaction.

Competitors & Revenue by Owler

TripAdvisor has $1.6B in estimated revenue annually. TripAdvisor competes with HomeAwayHotels.com, and onefinestay.

Investments

Number of Investments 
6
Number of Lead Investments 
6
TripAdvisor has made 6 investments. Their most recent investment was on Jul 16, 2018, when they invested $10M in Eatigo.
Announced Date  
Organization Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Money Raised  
Jul 16, 2018
Eatigo
Yes
Series B - Eatigo
$10M
Apr 16, 2018
Traxo
Yes
Series B - Traxo
$3.4M
Dec 13, 2016
Traxo
Yes
Series B - Traxo
$5.2M
Nov 3, 2016
EatWith
Yes
Venture Round - EatWith
Oct 4, 2016
Eatigo
Yes
Series B - Eatigo
$15.5M
Aug 20, 2008
FlipKey
Yes
Series A - FlipKey

Exits

Number of Exits 
2
TripAdvisor has had 2 exits. TripAdvisor's most notable exits include EatWith and FlipKey.
EatWith
EatWith is a community that invites people to dine in homes, connect with hosts, share stories and enjoy homemade cuisine.
FlipKey
FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace that enables users to find and book a place to stay through its web platform.

Current Team

Number of Current Team Members 
45
TripAdvisor has 45 current team members, including Co-Founder, President and CEO Steve Kaufer.
Steve Kaufer
Co-Founder, President and CEO
Barbara Messing
Chief Marketing Officer
Gary Fritz
Chief Growth Officer and President of Asia Pacific
Sarah Hodkinson
VP Marketing
Bill Bailey
Vice President, Corporate and Business Development
Paul Reilly
Principal Software Engineer
Caesar Naples
VP, Engineering
Meagan John
Software Engineer

Board Members and Advisors

Number of Board Members / Advisors 
10
TripAdvisor has 10 board members and advisors, including Peggy Sterioti.
Peggy Sterioti
Board Member
Sep 2013
Jonathan Miller
Board Member
Dec 2011
Deep Nishar
Board Member
Sep 2013
Jay Hoag
Board Member
Rob Wiesenthal
Board Member
Dec 2011
Jeremy Philips
Board Member
Dec 2011
Barry Diller
Advisor
Apr 2013
Steve Kaufer
Board Member

Past Team

Number of Past Team Members 
44
TripAdvisor has 44 past team members, including Head of Design, Viator (a TripAdvisor company) Matthew Zuckman.
Person Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Matthew Zuckman
Head of Design, Viator (a TripAdvisor company)20162017
Rory Kenny
Global Director - Mobile Partnerships & Business DevelopmentSep 2011Jun 2016
Nakul Goyal
SEO ManagerFeb 2014Jun 2016
Tim Feeley
Director, Product ManagementJan 2011Apr 2016
Julie Bradely
CFOOct 20112016

Sub-Organizations

Number of Sub-Orgs 
1
TripAdvisor has 1 sub-organizations, including TripConnect.

Events

Number of Events 
12
TripAdvisor has participated in 12 events. Recently, they attended Brand Marketing Leaders Summit Singapore 2019 on Apr 24, 2019.

Recent News & Activity

Number of Articles 
4,109
Date
Activity

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