For consumers, we offer incredible
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HotelTonight was founded by an experienced team and is backed by some of
the top venture firms and travel-industry pioneers in the world. We're
based in downtown San Francisco.
Since 1983, Battery has been investing in technology and innovation worldwide.
The firm partners with entrepreneurs and management teams across technology sectors,
geographies and stages of a company’s life, from startup and expansion financing to
growth equity and buyouts. Battery’s Internet & Digital Media portfolio currently
includes Angie’s List, Bazaarvoice, BlueKai, BlueStem Brands, Digby, Exact Target,
Groupon, H.Bloom, j. Hilburn and Skullcandy. From offices in Boston, Silicon Valley
and Israel, Battery manages $4B in committed capital, including its current fund of
Founded in 1983, Accel Partners is a leading venture capital and growth equity
investment firm, working with entrepreneurs to build world-class businesses. Accel
manages over $6B globally using dedicated teams and market-specific strategies for
local geographies, with offices in Palo Alto, London, New Delhi, Bangalore and China,
through a partnership with IDG-Accel. Accel has helped entrepreneurs build over 300
successful companies, many of which have defined their categories, including Facebook,
Groupon, Comscore, AdMob, Diapers.com (Quidsi), Glam Media, Etsy, Kayak, Angry Birds
(Rovio), Macromedia, MetroPCS, Playfish, QlikTech, Rapt, Real Networks, Redback
Networks, Riverbed, SunRun, UUNet, Veritas and Walmart.com, among others.
First Round Capital
First Round Capital is a seed-stage venture capital firm dedicated to helping
talented entrepreneurs build great companies. First Round Capital’s portfolio
is a community of web-enabled businesses led by entrepreneurs, guided by an
active partnership and connected through a technology platform designed to
support companies throughout their growth. The firm's current portfolio includes
StumbleUpon, OneKingsLane, Bazaarvoice, Modcloth, RockMelt, Uber and Square.
First Round Capital invests nationally with offices in San Francisco, New York
U.S. Venture Partners
U.S. Venture Partners (USVP) is a leading Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm,
helping entrepreneurs build world-class companies since 1981. USVP focuses on early
stage opportunities in sectors where the Partners have the domain expertise, operating
experience and network of relationships to contribute to the success of an enterprise.
Currently, the firm invests in digital communications, network systems, consumer and
business services, media, semiconductors, clean technologies, biopharmaceuticals and
Co-founder and executive chairman of Zillow, Rich also served as CEO from 2005,
when the company was founded, until September 2010. Before co-founding Zillow,
Rich founded Expedia.com. Started within Microsoft in 1994 and spun out in 1999
as a public company, Rich served as president, CEO and board director until 2003.
Rich also co-founded and serves as non-executive chairman of Glassdoor.com and
is chairman of Trover LLC. Rich is also a venture partner at Benchmark Capital
and is on the boards of directors of Netflix, Avvo, RealSelf.com and
Currently an entrepreneur in residence at General Catalyst Partners, Hugh was
president and CEO of Farecast, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. Hugh
joined the Microsoft search team as general manager/principal engineering
manager, focused on the development and launch of Bing Travel. Before Farecast,
Hugh was senior vice president of business development at National Leisure
Group (NLG), vice president of product and corporate development at Priceline
and vice president of strategic analysis for Citigroup’s Advanced Development/e-Citi
Currently Venture Partner at Technology Crossover Ventures, Chairman at Butterfield
Robinson, Inc. and executive chairman at TerraPass, Inc., Erik was formerly the
chief executive at TerraPass, Inc., Expedia, Inc. and IAC/InterActiveCorp's travel
division, IAC Travel. Erik currently serves as a board director at Butterfield &
Robinson, TerraPass, Zillow and Glassdoor.com.