Meet the team

We are a team of experienced travel entrepreneurs based in Palo Alto, California. In the past, we have built some of the world's most successful travel apps with hundreds of millions of downloads.

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Joost Schreve

Joost Schreve

Co-founder, CEO

Formerly Head of Mobile at TripAdvisor
Founder of EveryTrail
Benoit ZelerSchreve

Benoit Zeler

Co-founder, CTO

Formerly Head of Android at TripAdvisor
Alex Buri

Alex Buri

Co-founder, Head of Community

Founder of TrekkingPartners
Michelle Mauer

Michelle Mauer

Travel Expert

Expert on Japan, Hawaii, California and Croatia
Markus Wamsteeker

Markus Wamsteeker

Head of Travel Industry Relations

CEO, Founder of Marvell Travel
Anke Pierik

Anke Pierik

Advisor, Strategic Design

Co-founder of Spoondrift, 
formerly at IDEO

Previously, we built some of the world's leading travel apps, including TripAdvisor, EveryTrail and TrekkingPartners.

We're excited to now launch kimkim, a better way to plan and book travel through the help of a local expert.

For many of us, travel planning has become a painful experience; we spend countless hours researching online and are left with too many choices.

Instead, imagine talking with a local travel expert, someone who knows the destination well and can offer curated travel advice. A person who loves recommending great experiences based on your personal interests. And what if they could put the entire trip together to easily review and book in one place?

We believe this is the future of travel — bringing the local expert back into the trip planning process equipped with the tools to put together a truly amazing trip.

We're excited to be part of your travel experience, whether it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a short holiday with your family.

Feel free to reach out to us with your feedback, ideas, and travel aspirations!