The CEOs of companies in our portfolio, some Brightspark alumni, and other members of our family.

Frederic Lalonde

CEO, Hopper

It would be an understatement to say that Frederic Lalonde knows the travel industry inside and out. Before Hopper, Fred previously co-founded Newtrade, where he successful raised $7 million in two rounds of venture capital, and built the company up to 70 employees before being acquired by Expedia.

As a VP at Expedia, Fred developed product and growth strategies, signing up over 10,000 hotels to the Expedia platform. He later moved on to participate in various Expedia M&A activities, including the acquisition of, TripAdvisor, and eLong.

Fred joined the Board of Directors of in 2007.


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