Yapta takes flight with $4.2M for airfare price tracking

Seattle online travel startup Yapta has reeled in $4.2 million in fresh funding, with an option to raise an additional $2 million later this summer. Existing investor Concur led the round through its Perfect Trip Fund, bringing total funding in the company to $18.3 million. “This funding will enable us to build upon our investment… Read More


Yapta charts new course with former Sabre exec as CEO

Online travel upstart Yapta continues on its new course today with the appointment of James Filsinger as CEO. A former executive at Sabre Holdings who most recently served as CEO of EZYield.com, Filsinger takes over from interim CEO Ken Myer who helped launch Yapta’s new FareIQ product during his seven-month assignment. “James is a proven… Read More

Matt Hulett

GameHouse president Matt Hulett joins board of Yapta

Yapta has named GameHouse president Matt Hulett to the board, part of an ongoing transformation of the Seattle startup from a consumer travel company to one focused on business-to-business services. Hulett has very specific experience in that arena, formerly serving as president of Expedia Corporate Travel. “The opportunity for Yapta to penetrate the corporate travel… Read More

Tom Romary

Yapta CEO Tom Romary departs for new job in Silicon Valley

Yapta chief executive Tom Romary is leaving the online travel company that he co-founded in 2006 to take a new job in Silicon Valley as  senior vice president of consumer services at Rearden Commerce. He’s being replaced on an interim basis by Ken Myer, a longtime Seattle technology executive who previously served as CEO of… Read More