David Armstrong and Sebastian Kaatz, CEO and co-founder
How I Got Here is a weekly podcast from PhocusWire and Mozio, getting the inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel and transportation.
Originally a content site, HolidayPirates quickly morphed into a large listings service for discounted air tickets, as told by Armstrong and Kaatz to PhocusWire's Kevin May and David Litwak of Mozio.
HolidayPirates was born in 2012 - essentially as a travel hack for people to find cheap air tickets.
This came about after co-founder Sebastian Kaatz (now the companys vice president of special products and projects) got increasingly frustrated about the lack of information online for travelers to get secure decent fares.
The content site, based in Germany, quickly morphed into a listings service for discounted air tickets and the company has been growing ever since.
With a need to add some business acumen to the company, David Armstrong was brought in to the company in 2014 as its chief operating officer and eventually becoming CEO in July 2016.
HolidayPirates has taken a unique (in some respects) approach to customer ascquisition, having never bought traffic from Google and relying on some smart social media activity.
They join us as the latest guests on How I Got Here.
HIGH is a weekly show produced by PhocusWire and Mozio, aimed at getting the inside stories behind startups and innovation in travel and transportation.
It's hosted by our editor in chief, Kevin May, and Mozio co-founder and CEO David Litwak.
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How I Got Here, episode 66 - David Armstrong and Sebastian Kaatz of HolidayPirates
How I Got Here
This is a weekly podcast from PhocusWire and Mozio, getting the inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel and transportation.