Duffel, for us journalists, was a fairly annoying new startup on the scene in 2017.
Why? It had raised a lot of money and did everything behind the scenes (stealth mode, as the startup jargon goes), giving very few interviews along the way.
When the U.K.-based company finally started talking openly about its product (a platform, with its NDC at its core), skepticism about what it was doing started to dissipate, especially as some commentators were citing the company as one of the ones to watch in an airline sector seemingly desperate to get up to speed with new ways to sell tickets.
The relative cloak of anonymity has now gone and, perhaps unusually for any travel brand in 2020, Duffel is in expansion mode.
The company is launching in the U.S. (spearheaded by former-Uber employee Tyler Trerotola) and CEO Steven Domin is extremely bullish about its prospects there.
In this episode of InPhocus, we speak to both about the stealth era for Duffel, why heading across the Atlantic is the right thing to do during a health pandemic and lots more.
This episode is hosted by PhocusWire's Kevin May.