Altimeter Capital Founder and Chairman Brad Gerstner is a serial entrepreneur and venture investor. He’s also a devout world traveler who tries to get two new stamps on his passport every year, according a 2013 Q&A with the Silicon Valley Business Journal after Room 77 landed $30 million in venture capital in early 2013.
As far as the business of travel goes, Gerstner sees plenty of opportunity for Room 77. “Travel is an incredible massive global market,” he says in the aforementioned interview. “And hotels represent the largest and most profitable segment. Metasearch, however, is still relatively nascent. By being exclusively focused on hotels, we have a single focus every day when we come to work–and that’s to make shopping for a hotel better, faster and easier for travelers.”