Roadtrippers centralizes discovery, planning & booking into one beautifully designed experience, making it easier than ever to create & share epic trips or ‘bucket lists’ of must-see places. Everything is hand curated to ensure that Roadtrippers highlight classic diners, backroad antique stores, indie hotels, farmers markets & everything else that makes up the ‘real’ America & a great road trip! We sat down with James Fisher, from Roadtrippers, to learn a little more about the company and his experience at the Brandery.
What would you tell someone if they were thinking about applying to the Brandery?
The Brandery is superb for biz dev, and to take full advantage of that you’ll need to make sure product can keep up. I would definitely recommend coming in with a live product that you can refine and develop rather with than having to build from scratch.
What is your best experience at the Brandery?
The roller coaster ride of demo day – and hitting the town (hard) afterwards!
How is Roadtrippers doing after Demo day?
We are running a private beta that we and our users love, and we are near to closing our seed round. We think we are in for a great summer!
What inspired you to start Roadtrippers?
We used to take a lot of road trips ourselves but had a lot of problems in some areas finding non-chain places. We love the independent side of America.
What has been the biggest struggle with the release of your beta?
We built on the wrong platform to start with, which caused scaling issues and had a knock on effect on everything from biz dev to fundraising. In the end it worked out great though, as we built V2 with a new team and platform, applying lessons learned the first time to build something better than we ever imagined.
What is your next step after you launch your beta?
Embark on a huge PR mission to build our user base and go out and build partnerships like crazy.
For information on Roadtrippers go to http://www.roadtrippers.com/