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GeckoGo is the go-to source for independent travellers.
We are the fastest growing source of unique travel content.
Using this wealth of traveller-knowledge, and our flexible way
of searching for information, our goal is to ensure that
when you travel, you know you are getting the most out of
This site is not about the Eiffel towers of the world.
It's about finding the activities, places to go and things to do
uniquely interesting to you. It's also not about just
finding information, but giving back as well - whether it's
through community projects, or sharing your travel insights with
the next traveller.
- Fastest growing source of unique travel content on the
- 2nd largest source of travel tips on the internet
- Travel Answers puts your travel questions directly in
front of travellers who have been to the places you want
to know about
- Only travel site to do a travel personality analysis
telling you what you're like based on where you've been
- Find out where you rank against travellers worldwide
- Get travel recommendations pushed to you based on your
interests, where you've been, and where you want to go
- We go where you are - the most fully integrated travel
source present on the web, on Facebook, MySpace, Hi5, Bebo
and Friendster. Get your travel profile and have your
travel questions answered whereever you are.
holds an MBA from Schulich School of Business and a BMus
in musical composition. Prior to GeckoGo, he consulted small
businesses on intellectual property issues and worked at
L’Oréal Canada where he managed all men’s, hair care,
hydration, mature skin segments at Biotherm and at Vichy.
Eric is the quintessential backpacker who has traveled
extensively through 17 countries and has summited 6000m
mountains. He is fluent in French and English.
holds an Honors BBA in Marketing & MIS from Simon
Fraser University. She has worked at a Research in Motion
on voice and SMS features where she has received a patent.
Pokin has also worked at Campbell Soup Ltd and L’Oréal
Canada. During her tenure, Pokin’s brands experienced
double digit growth,achieving and maintaining the #1
ranking in drugstores. Pokin has also received the
Outstanding Student Marketer Award by the BC American
Marketing Association. Pokin is an avid hiker, summited
Mount Kilimanjaro in December 2005. She has been to 15
countries, is fluent in English and conversant in
Cantonese and French.
holds a BBA in Marketing, MIS and Finance from Simon
Fraser University. He has experience at Research in
Motion and TELUS, where he was responsible for revenue
forecasting and pricing strategies for the $180 MM ADSL
product line, as well as new markets analysis for a $20
MM capital expenditure plan. Other experience includes
consumption analysis, sales reporting management, and
management of trade spend for a $60 MM company. His
extracurricular activities include representing SFU as
the official coach & advisor for business case
competitions. Aaron has been to 20 countries, has
backpacked through Europe, and understands a sprinkling
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|Pre May 2007
||Eric & Pokin quit their jobs to work on GeckoGo
Learns to like coffee.
Moves to Silicon Valley
Starts the ramen diet - NOT! Loves food too much, but actually, Ramen is pretty good too...
||GeckoGo gets underway with full founding team! (eric, aaron,
indra & pokin)
Skeleton of GeckoGo site goes up in a week.
Team feels warm and fuzzy
||GeckoGo incorporates! Wow are we really a company now?
First developer joins GeckoGo
||GeckoGo team goes travelling - have to stay relevant
to the concept, after all!
||Travel Brain (Mes Voyages en Français) - our travel app in the social media space is released. Team has no idea what it's doing. Hopes things work.
||Travel Brain - starts growing in earnest. Decide to
start working on viral channels
||Travel Brain is released on Bebo
Travel Brain reaches 10,000 users. For a utility app
that doesn't poke, we're ecstatic
||Travel Brain reaches 100,000 users.
||GeckoGo opens its doors to the public. We don't
tell a soul. Still, people find us.
Travel Brain launches on MySpace
Travel Brain launches on Hi5
Travel Answers launches. Becomes about as popular as
Yahoo Answers' travel category. Team celebrates for 5
seconds. Gets back to work.
Travel Brain reaches 300,000 users on Facebook
Travel Brain becomes fastest growing travel app on
MySpace that doesn't advertise
Travel Brain launches on Friendster
||GeckoGo officially launches, and Travel Brain and GeckoGo become fully integrated.
Now you can store your travel profile and see it wherever
GeckoGo and Travel Brain reach 550,000 users
GeckoGo voted runner up for both People's Choice and Blogger's Choice in the Mashable Open Web Awards in the Travel Category
GeckoGo offers FB Connect support for users
GeckoGo wins fbFund 2009 award and enters the fbFund REV 2009 Incubator program
||LA Times, "Timing is everything at GeckoGo.Com"
||Budget Travel Magazine, Feb 2009, "The Next MySpace"
||Have Laptop, Will Travel, "GeckoGo.com Review"
||Travel’n On Radio Show
||Daily Finance, "Growth Matters: GeckoGo takes you places you've never been"
||Alex Bainbridge – Musings on Travel E-commerce, "GeckoGo site review - nice badges, answers and UGC"
||BudgetGlobeTrotting.com, "GeckoGo.com Review: Brand New Social Travel Planning Community"
||Mashable, December 2008 “OPEN WEB AWARDS: Blogger's Choice Winners”
||Mashable, December 2008 “OPEN WEB AWARDS: People's Choice Winners”
||Terracurve, May 2009 “Volunteer travel is on the rise”
||VentureBeat, May 2009 “This year's fbFund finalists span Facebook's platform, the web and the iPhone”
||TechCrunch, May 2009 “Facebook Names First Class Of fbFund REV, Its New Incubator”