About us

TravelStarter is a global crowdfunding platform for big and small ideas in tourism. We are based in Boston, USA, with team members spread around the world.

The idea was born in early 2014, and the platform launched several months later. We support individuals and local businesses by helping them raise funds for their tourism and travel related projects.

We are a team of 5 passionate travelers.

The team

Anushka Beltram

Anushka is an experienced entrepreneur, a natural leader and a kitesurf addict. She has been involved in the travel industry for over two decades, and opened her first startup at the age of 23. She is a seasoned traveler and a strong supporter of sustainable tourism. She is a proud mother of two beautiful and intelligent kids.

Blaz Jemc

Blaz is a digital nomad, and is always trying to find new ways to help people travel comfortably and efficiently. He is an avid traveler, and his current goal is to visit all 50 US states, with which he’s missing only a few. He is a proud member of the CouchSurfing community and supports ethical and responsible tourism.

Jernej Lipovec

Jernej is a hacker, gamer and a foodie. He is a master developer and truly enjoys complex algorithms, codes and databases. He loves traveling the world for great food and wine. He is also an acclaimed judge at the international Magic card games.

Syed Bashar

Syed is a tourism nichepreneur and a technology buff. He is an expert in digital marketing and loves analytics. Syed has lived in China, Denmark, Germany, Hawaii, New York, Spain and a few more fantastic places. He enjoys good food and is a master chef in the kitchen, when he is not busy churning KPIs.

We are also working with several ambassadors and creative individuals from all over: USA, UK, France, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia, South Africa, and India. We are global in all senses of the wor(l)d.

Our goal is to become the number one platform for all travel related projects, and help bring tourism back to the people. Let’s travel globally and live locally!

TravelStarter Inc.

545 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02116