Frederic Lalonde is the founder and CEO of Hopper. Hopper that uses big data to predict and analyze airfare. Hopper provides travelers with the information they need to get the best deals on flights, and notifies them when prices for their flights are at their predicted lowest points. Hopper is the only travel app to make Apple's App Store Best of 2015 list and it ranked #7 overall.
Frederic 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 1,000 hotels in the country.
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