At the premiere of Voyager HQ's first ever Travel Pitch Night in London, five innovative startups at the forefront of travel disruption will have the opportunity to pitch to a panel of industry leaders and investors, as well as an audience of travel startups, corporate partners and technologists. Audience and panelists will vote for the winner according to a business model, presentation, product-market fit, fundability, and sustainability.
After the announcement of the winner, join us for a networking happy hour to continue the conversations started onstage!
With over 25 years of experience in the innovation and information technology sectors, Raj has
worked as a strategist, leader, VC and advisor.
Prior to joining JetBlue Technology Ventures, Raj was a mentor at Founder Institute in Palo Alto.
Raj was CEO of several companies, including London-based Sooqini, an on-demand task
delegator for small businesses; the UK Sharing Coalition, an on-demand economy trade
association; and D&L Partners SA, where he set up and ran a consulting firm working with
European and Middle East governments to foster increased entrepreneurship.
As General Partner and co-founder of Pervasive Technology Ventures and a Principal for the
New York-based VC arm of Investcorp, Raj sourced, negotiated and closed new investments in
Raj holds an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, and a B.Sc. (Honors) in Computing
Science from Imperial College London.
Richard Viner brings almost 15 years business travel experience, and is the UK Country Manager of TravelPerk, a consumer grade business travel platform offering companies the world's largest bookable inventory and one-stop-shop for booking, managing and reporting all their business travel.
Viner’s background in travel starts from an early age of plane spotting, and freely admits he is a super geek about travel. Tenure includes 8 years at Egencia, building and leading their global sales and account management teams during rapid growth periods, which subsequently led to a two year stint in the corporate development side of Expedia Inc to drive greater efficiency through the power of technology across Expedia’s brand portfolio, and ATPI where he was leading the global sales team across Europe.
TravelPerk is one of the fastest-growing tech startups in Europe having raised $140m from some of the world's leading investors including Kinnevik, Felix Capital and Spark Capital—famous for Twitter, Trello and Slack—and was recently named Market Leader in Travel Management by G2Crowd.