TrustYou Snags Big Data Team from Travelshark

by June 26, 2014 9:00 am Press Releases

TrustYou opens new engineering office in Boulder, CO, to bolster its Meta-Reviews™ and invests in building the perfect recommendation engine

 Munich (Germany) & Boulder (USA) – TrustYou, the inventor of Meta-ReviewsTM and global online reputation management leader, has expanded its team to Boulder, Colorado, picking up all key members of the data team from PhoCuswright’s travel innovator, Travelshark.

The team will be based out of Boulder, Colorado and will be responsible for enhancing TrustYou’s already wildly successful Meta-ReviewsTM, which have been adopted by dozens of leading meta-search sites and destinations worldwide, including KAYAK, Hipmunk, Wego, MakeMyTrip, and CheckinCanada. The new team members join TrustYou with many years of experience in machine learning, having built TravelShark’s content-based recommendation engine from scratch. The technology was recognized in 2013 at PhoCusWright’s Innovator Awards.

“TrustYou’s Meta-ReviewsTM are now ready for mass adoption with fifteen out of the top twenty OTAs and Meta-Searchers having partnered or are about to partner with us. We are excited to welcome our new team members in Boulder to help us further improve our Meta-Reviews and build the perfect recommendation engine. We will provide travelers more relevant context where space and time especially on mobile is more limited than ever. The quest for the best search-shop-buy experience has just begun“ said Benjamin Jost, CEO and co-founder of TrustYou.

About TrustYou

TrustYou’s mission is to positively influence travelers’ decisions. We understand the untold challenges everyone faces in their quest to make good choices, especially when it comes to leveraging lots of opinions. Digesting these opinions, however, is now beyond any one person’s capacity. TrustYou searches, analyzes and distills hundreds of millions of opinions scattered across a vast, fragmented market.

TrustYou’s products are extensively used by suppliers – hotels, accommodations, restaurants – for an array of reputation management purposes and by intermediaries – OTAs, meta-search, destination marketers – to help travelers purchase wisely. TrustYou improves travelers’ search-shop-buy experiences by providing intermediaries with structured data like Meta-Reviews (easy to digest, independent summaries of all verified reviews across the web). TrustYou enables hotels and destinations to provide travelers with better services and enhanced offerings by monitoringsurveying and acting on trusted feedback of their guests. Hotels, intermediaries and destinations leverage our independent platform to enhance their relationships with customers.

TrustYou enables travelers with the most important thing: better travel experiences.  And our passion to improve travel, tourism and hospitality experiences strengthens by the day. Finally, everyone can find meaning in the millions. Smarter travelers. Better experiences. TrustYou.To learn more, visit

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