ixigo

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Ixigo
Online Travel, Ticket Booking
Industry Travel, Internet, Metasearch
Founded Gurgaon, India (June 3, 2006)
Headquarters Gurgaon, India
Key people
Aloke Bajpai, CEO/Founder
Rajnish Kumar, CTO/Co-Founder
Website www.ixigo.com

ixigo.com (pronounced "ik-si-go") is a travel search engine based in Gurgaon, India, and a mobile travel application available on Android, iOS and Windows Phone. ixigo is an infomediary that aggregates travel websites to compare information and deals. Aloke Bajpai (CEO) and Rajnish Kumar (CTO) are the principal founders and SAIF Partners, Micromax & MakeMyTrip are investors in the company. ixigo works towards giving travellers a one-stop-shop to get all their travel related answers.

Ixigo does not handle the booking of tickets, but instead redirect the user to book directly from the travel provider’s page. ixigo.com was founded by Le Travenues Technology Pvt Ltd. ixigo’s revenue model is based on pay per click advertising, tie ups with prominent airlines and hotels in India and selling advertising space on their website. They have been voted as India’s fastest growing travel search engine.[citation needed][1]

In August 2011, ixigo.com received $18.5 M investment from SAIF Partners and MakeMyTrip in a landmark deal for online travel in India. In June 2015, smartphone maker Micromax Informatics invested an undisclosed amount in Ixigo.[2]

In March 2017, ixigo closed a funding of $15 million in Series B round led by Venture Capital firm Sequoia Capital.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ixigo Raises $15 Million In Series B Led by Sequoia Capital - Startup Wonders". startupwonders.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 
  2. ^ Bureau, Our (2015-06-22). "Micromax invests in mobile travel search engine ixigo". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  3. ^ "ixigo Raises $15 Million In Series B Led by Sequoia Capital - Startup Wonders". startupwonders.com. Retrieved 2017-03-23. 

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