Hipmunk Raises $4.2 Million From VCs, Online Travel Experts

New York-based Travel Web site Hipmunk has raised $4.2 million from Ignition Partners and a slew of former executives from the online travel industry. Others participating include Rich Barton and Erik Blachford, two former CEOs of Expedia; Jim Hornthal, founder of Preview Travel; Simon Breakwell, co-founder of TravelPost; and Rob Glaser, founder of RealNetworks. CEO Adam Goldstein said it would use the cash to hire more programmers to help take “the agony out of travel search.”


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik