Travis Katz, WG'01
Founder and CEO
Menlo Park

Wharton Speaker >> Biography

Travis Katz (WG '01) is the co-founder and CEO of, a site that brings the joy back to trip planning by letting you tap into the collective knowledge of your friends on Facebook and Twitter.  Since its launch in November, 2010, Gogobot has been written up in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc Magazine, BusinessWeek and took home the prestigious Crunchie Award.  The site is backed by Battery Ventures and Eric Schmidt's Innovation Endeavors.

Prior to founding Gogobot, Travis was the SVP and GM for MySpace International, launching the site in more than 30 countries and growing the user base to more than 70MM users.  Before MySpace, Travis worked in Corporate Development for News Corporation, where he co-founded Fox Interactive Media, News Corps' digital arm.  Prior to News Corp, Travis worked in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, and spent 4 years at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.  Travis has an undergraduate degree from Stanford University.


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