About

Thayer Ventures invests in early-stage travel and transportation technology.

Founded in 2009, Thayer Ventures has built the preeminent venture platform for travel and transportation entrepreneurs to leverage unequaled counsel from our experienced team, strategic LPs, industry-leading advisors and the entire Thayer portfolio ecosystem.

team

Mark Farrell

Managing Director

Chris Hemmeter

Managing Director

Jeff Jackson

Managing Director

Lee Pillsbury

Managing Director

Tyler Carrico

Senior Associate

Katherine Grass

Venture Partner

Portfolio
Advisors
  • Randy Smith

    Founder Smith Travel Research

  • Peter Yesawich

    Vice Chairman Emeritus of MMGY Global - Former CEO, Y Partnership

  • David Bohnett

    Founder GeoCities & Stamps.com - Founder Baroda Ventures

  • Paul Reeder

    Founder PAR Capital

  • Donald J. Carty

    Current Director VMWare, EMC & Virgin America - Former CEO American Airlines & CFO at Dell

  • Ellen Keszler

    Board Member Extended Stay America, Sojern and Travel & Transport - Former SVP Sabre

  • Gabriele Piccoli

    Professor of Strategic Information Systems - Louisiana State University

  • Charles Ledsinger

    Former CEO Choice Hotels - Former CFO Harrah's - Former Board Darden (Olive Garden, Longhorn Steakhouse)

  • Paul Brown

    Co-Founder & CEO - Inspire Brands (Arbys, Jimmy Johns, Sonic, Buffalo Wild Wings)

  • Greg Dollarhyde

    Former CEO Zoes Kitchen, Director at Blaze Pizza and Veggie Grill

  • J. Timothy Gannon

    Founder Outback Steakhouse & Bloomin Brands (Outback, Carrabbas, Roys, Flemmings)

  • Steve Joyce

    CEO Dine Brands (Applebees IHOP), Former CEO Choice Hotels

  • Kathy Misunas

    Former CEO The Sabre Group - Former CIO American Airlines

  • Paul Reeder

    Founder PAR Capital

  • Donald J. Carty

    Current Director VMWare, EMC & Virgin America - Former CEO American Airlines & CFO at Dell

  • Montie Brewer

    Former CEO Air Canada

  • Frederick Reid

    Global Head of Transportation Airbnb - Former CEO Virgin America - Former COO Delta Airlines

  • Don Birch

    Former Director Customer Service Cathay Pacific