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What if you could plan an amazing trip based on a vague idea — like “spring surfing in California” or “Mediterranean cruise”? What if logistical information popped up right when you needed it, so you wouldn't have to spend hours on research? This is our vision: to make planning a trip an effortless extension of discovering and exploring new places.

We spent several years experimenting with different tools, technology and algorithms to collect, organize and manage massive amounts of travel data. The result is a new kind of trip planning engine, powered by the world's largest structured database of travel information.

Hopper was founded in 2007, is based in Boston and Montreal and is backed by Brightspark, Atlas Venture and OMERS Ventures.


  • Frederic Lalonde Founder, CEO
  • Joost Ouwerkerk Co-Founder, CTO
  • Sebastien Rainville Co-Founder, Development
  • Jess Petersen Head of Product
  • Mathieu Patenaude Head of Operations
  • Andrée Coudé Content
  • Alex Mozdzanowska Research
  • Ben Kirwin Development
  • Brianna Schneider Media Relations
  • Crystal Heigh Administration
  • Dakota Smith Editorial
  • Geneviève Paquette Administration
  • Ghinwa Choueiter Development
  • Jesse Rusak Development
  • Jonathan Huard-Laporte Content
  • Maggie Moran Product
  • Marc L'Heureux Development
  • Matt Haag Development
  • Miguel Bejar Development
  • Nicole Shipley Product
  • Patrick Surry Data Science
  • Philippe Laflamme Development
  • Sebastien Coutu Operations
  • Tara Dickinson Content