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TravelPerk founder and CEO Avi Meir will speak at our EU-Startups Summit on May 2-3 in Barcelona

On May 2-3, we’re going to host the EU-Startups Summit in Barcelona. It will be the 6th edition of our annual flagship event – and with up to 1,200 startup founders and investors from across Europe also our biggest one so far!

Today we’re excited to announce our 2nd speaker for next year’s event. It is TravelPerk founder and CEO Avi Meir!

Founded in 2015, TravelPerk is the world’s first and only all-in-one platform for booking business travel that is 100% free. Today, the Barcelona-based startup is one of the fastest growing ‘Software as a Service’ companies in Europe. TravelPerk has the world’s largest inventory, best-of-breed technology, consumer-grade design and a very disruptive business model that is free to the user.

The fast-growing startup already employs a team of more than 150 people and was able to raise a total of about €65 million till date. Most recently, in October of this year, Avi and his team secured about €38 million in Series C funding from some of the world’s most successful tech investors including Kinnevik, Yuri Milner and Tom Stafford. The list of previous investors includes Felix Capital, Target Global, Spark Capital, LocalGlobe and Suntone.

The Spanish startup set out to transform the €1.1 trillion business travel market. Having tripled the size of its team in the past year, TravelPerk is opening a new office in the UK, and is soon also to build bases in Berlin, Amsterdam and Paris.

Before founding TravelPerk, Avi Meir co-founded HotelNinjas, which was eventually acquired by Booking.com. At the EU-Startups Summit, Avi will talk about his learnings while starting and scaling TravelPerk, and about his future plans for the platform.

If we already sparked your interest for the upcoming EU-Startups Summit, make sure to secure your ticket now!

As in the previous years, we’ll showcase a selection of Europe’s hottest startups (incl. a big pitch competition) and come together to learn from some of the most successful European entrepreneurs of our time. You can expect huge list of exciting speakers, many high-profile investors, great networking opportunities and much more.

That being said, it would be awesome to meet you at the 2019 edition of the EU-Startups Summit on May 2-3 in Barcelona. More info can be found here (page will be updated on a weekly basis) and in the video below!

Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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