About TravelX

It's time for the travel industry to soar.

Meet The Core Management Team

A TEAM OF TRAVEL, BLOCKCHAIN AND TECH EXPERTS.

Extensive experience founding, operating and investing in Travel, Airlines, Technology, Venture Capital and Blockchain companies.

Chief Executive Officer

Juan Pablo Lafosse

Vision-driven enthusiastic and serial entrepreneur. Within the travel business he founded ASATEJ and Almundo, one of the largest online travel companies in Latam reaching almost $ 500 million in GMV. He recently sold the company to CVC Corporation for $ 75 USD Millions. He also founded two hospitality companies and has been CCO of Argentina´s main airline. Founder and non executive general partner of Newtopia, an early stage $50M Latam VC.

Chief Blockchain Officer

Facundo Martin Diaz

Former Deutsche Bank Investment Banker and Accenture Director (15+ years as a tech consultant for Global 500 companies). “Silicon Valley” entrepreneur (VR / Blockchain) with 2 successful exits. Founder of Reality Code, a pioneer company in the use of NFTs for digital assets’ protection and management.
He was identified as “one of the 5 global minds that are revolutionizing the audio tech” (Mashable 2016) and one of the #100 US most innovative Startup CEOs in 2015 by Inc.

Roula Zaaour

Roula was the COO at Hopper (Hopper has raised over $600 Mill and its last valuation was at $3.6 Billion). Prior to this, Roula was the COO and a GP at Real Ventures and also spent close to 10 years leading major transformations mandates in large organizations. She was Vice-President, People & Culture of CBC / Radio-Canada. She also occupied senior management positions at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Air Canada.

Chief Technology Officer

Pablo Santillan

More than 12 years of professional experience in tech companies. He participated in many projects in different industries, focusing on project analysis, design, development, and delivery. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Buenos Aires, which provided him with a strong academic background in his career. He is passionate about programming and building high-quality teams. Last 5 years he worked in Almundo.com, where he held different roles, reaching the role of CTO.

Chief Commercial Officer

Francisco Vigo

Francisco has worked 5 years for American Express before founding Avantrip.com, one of the leadings OTA in Argentina. After he sold that company he became the CEO of CVC Argentina, the largest travel group in Argentina that combines pure OTAs and omnichannel agencies.

He perfectly combines the skills of an entrepreneur with the experience of a corporate professional.

Chief Product Officer

Alejandro Nardi

Experienced Chief Operating Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the leisure, travel & tourism industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, E-commerce, Sales Management, and Commercial Aviation. Strong product management professional graduated from Universidad del Salvador.

A better travel industry is possible.
>travelX is a blockchain-based distribution protocol for a secure, frictionless, efficient and profitable Travel Industry.<

The Covid-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the global multi-billion travel industry, revealing an urgent need to embrace the latest technologies to respond quickly and effectively to market challenges.

Lead by a team of tech and industry veterans with a track record of pioneering change, TravelXchange was created to accelerate the travel industry’s response to Web3, allowing a more transparent, agile, efficient, and frictionless distribution model of travel capacity.

The new industry’s blockchain infrastructure benefits both customers and airlines, by giving travelers access to better products, with clear terms and conditions, and tools to freely dispose of their travel assets, and by reducing suppliers’ distribution costs and inefficiencies, ultimately improving their profitability.

Advisors and Early Backers

A NOTABLE GROUP OF TRAVEL INDUSTRY AND TECH LEADERS EARLY BACKERS.

A group of Travel Industry and tech experts actively involved (investment and strategic definitions) creating trustability and value to the company from day 1.

COO at Uber & CEO at Orbitz

Barney Harford

Board director at United Airlines & RealSelf. Former COO at Uber & CEO at Orbitz. Extensive track record operating and governing large and rapidly growing technology-enabled companies. He also served in a variety of roles at Expedia from 1999 to 2006, including as President of Expedia Asia Pacific
Co-Founder eBooking.com

Toni Raurich Marcet

Founder of several travel companies. Professor at ISDI. Early employee and former Booking.com Marketing Director and Head of Innovation..
CTO Agrotoken

Ariel Scaliter

Telecommunications Engineer. Director of the Blockchain and Cryptoeconomics Area of UCEMA University. Director at agrotoken.io, Director of IoF, Director at Digas Capital (Crypto Asset Management). Technological Consultant, specialist and author of numerous papers areas linked to smart cities, digital video, blockchain and technology-based business models.
Software Developer

Lars Eilstrup Rasmussen

Computer scientist, technology executive, and the co-founder of Google Maps. Rasmussen holds a PhD in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley, and was the director of engineering for Facebook in London.
Partner at Kalei Ventures

Rebeca Hwang

Venture capital investor who has collected experiences as innovator and inventor, founder and entrepreneur, social entrepreneur, educator and ecosystem builder. She has been very active in creating and scaling ecosystems for innovators in several countries. Co-founded Cleantech Open, Startup Malaysia and Startup Nations Summit.
Managing Partner at ATKA Capital LLP

Julian Cook

Julian Cook has 25 years of experience in the airline industry. He started his professional career as an Associate in the Global Transportation Team of The Chase Manhattan Bank in 1995. He was founder, CEO and Chairman of Flybaboo and in 2016 launched Flybondi.

White papers

TravelX white paper

Algorand white paper

Ethereum white paper

Solana white paper

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