Hipmunk

The fastest, easiest way to plan travel

HEADQUARTER San Francisco, CA

COMPANY SIZE Between 50 and 100

# OF ENGINEERS Between 25 and 50

FUNDING $25M - $50M

TAGS Hotels, Travel, E-Commerce, React, YC Summer 2010

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

Hipmunk is the fastest, easiest way to plan travel. Our website, mobile app and chat bots help save time and money by comparing top travel sites to show the perfect flight or hotel at the cheapest price.

Hipmunk offers the most comprehensive travel search, from commercial flights, trains, and charter flights to hotels and vacation rentals through Airbnb and HomeAway. The unique display makes it easy to visually compare results to choose the best option.

Technical challenges

You'll use the latest technologies like React, Redux and ES6 here.

As we're increasing interfacing with services using chatbots, we have a lot of Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and AI problems to work on.

It's crucial that we build our infrastructure robustly and minimize downtime. This requires carefully managing all of our partner integrations, making sure no single partner can take down the rest of Hipmunk.

Why join us?

1) We're serving millions of users a month and are integrated with dozens of the largest travel partner services in the world.

2) We still have a relatively small 25 person engineering team. Now we've been acquired by Concur, we have the speed of a startup without worrying about running out of money or raising our next investment round. This gives us stability and room for growth.

3) We're all big fans of travel and this is a great place to work if you enjoy doing that. You'll be building a product that you'll be using yourself, which is extra rewarding.

4) We have a great workplace and culture. Once a quarter we hold Foo w Week - a week long hackathon whne you work on whatever you want. It doesn't have to be Hipmunk related, the only goal is to make yourself a better engineer. We also do "Nerd training", where we host tech talks and have prominent people come in and talk about technology.

Our Founders

Adam Goldstein

Co-Founder & CEO

Adam founded Hipmunk just weeks after his graduation from MIT in June 2010. Adam co-founded BookTour with Wired's Chris Anderson, and was also the youngest author ever at O'Reilly, writing AppleScript: The Missing Manual at age 16.

Steve Huffman

Co-Founder & CTO

Prior to founding Hipmunk, Steve founded the online community reddit with his college roommate, Alexis Ohanian. Steve studied Computer Science at the University of Virginia, graduating in 2005.

Our tech stack

  • Python
  • Redis
  • Android
  • Javascript
  • Tornado
  • Haproxy
  • PostgreSQL
  • iOS
  • Swift
  • React
  • Puppet

Our investors

  • Ignition Partners
  • Institutional Venture Partners
  • SV Angel
  • Oak Capital