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USA based Travel Startups Incubator has announced its first investment in India with GoHero.ai. GoHero uses a combination of artificial and human intelligence to help travelers easily access a wide range of travel info and manage their bookings via text chat. The app is designed to make planning, booking, and managing travel easier than ever.

GoHero provides a free, fun, user-friendly interface that saves travelers time and money. It also creates a traveler profile that allows it to provide recommendations and even price alerts for future trips.

The GoHero team includes Co-founder and CEO Snehal Dhruve and Co-founder and CFO Bineet Desai in Mumbai. The startup was revamped to focus solely on the travel industry within weeks of its launch.

“After evaluating the business and considering various data points related to data availability, API access, profitability, turnover, and market size,” Desai says, “we came to the conclusion that it was best to focus on a mature segment like travel, given the pain points an ordinary traveler faces.”

According to Dhruve, GoHero can help an Indian traveler “plan a holiday; buy trip essentials; order food; book a flight, cab, rail, or bus ticket…all through chat on an app.”

Through its free, chat-based app, GoHero quickly and easily finds the best deals and books a selected itinerary for the user. In addition to comparing quotes from more than 1,000 travel websites for airfare, accommodations, and activities, the app also provides value-added services while a traveler is on the road that might include anything from booking a cab to providing information on regional cuisine or local restaurants. In short, GoHero.ai is an end-to-end personal travel manager designed to meet all of a traveler’s needs in a manner that is as efficient and personalized as possible.

Mobile Travel Chat providers can provide more personalization and customization to travelers in real-time and can be “always on,” so there is an opportunity if executed properly to sell into the traveler’s entire trip cycle. This opportunity is the holly grail of the travel industry.

About Co-founders:

(i) Snehal Dhruve (Co-founder & CTO) – Snehal has worked on A.I. based technologies for the last 10 years in US with Fortune 500 companies like Credit Suisse, RBS, KPMG, Mercedes Benz, Goldman Sachs & has tech expertise in Big Data, AI, API, iOS and Android.

– MS in Engineering Management from Syracuse University, NY

(ii) Bineet Desai (CFO & Head – Business Development) – Bineet has 15 years of experience in Business Development & Relationship Management in India / Dubai with ICICI, Standard Chartered, ABN Amro, Mashreqbank and other Corporates.

– MBA in finance from NMIMS and ICFAI & AMFI Certified

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