StubHub, Viagogo, Tripping
I want to make the world a better place.
Tripping, Viagogo, StubHub, Kiva, Dropbox, Vator
Most frustrating: never having enough hours in the day
Most rewarding: building something of value from the ground up
Not having a clear vision
1. Surround yourself with the best, brightest and most talented people
2. Listen to what your users want, then deliver early and often
3. Aim high - anything is possible!
My co-founder and I are night owls, so we typically start at 10am and work through the night. Although I average about 5 hours sleep (and even less during release weeks), I always wake up feeling excited to get back to my laptop and Tripping.
Free time? What's that?
Just kidding. I try to keep my life balanced by spending time with friends and family, going to places with beautiful natural scenery and traveling for fun whenever possible.
On top of a glacier in Alaska
Jen O’Neal is the Co-Founder and CEO of Tripping.
Having grown up near Silicon Valley, working in technology always seemed like a given for Jen. She joined StubHub as employee #5 the summer before her senior year at Cal, kicking off a fast-paced career that has since brought her to startups in Costa Rica, New Zealand and London.
While living abroad, Jen hosted well over a hundred travelers through various hospitality sites. Seeing some unmet needs in the market, she started thinking about ways that she could use her experience to create a better, safer site for travelers. That site became Tripping, a network that gives travelers an easy way to connect with local people.
Jen graduated cum laude from UC Berkeley and - when not working crazy hours - can be found cooking dinner with friends, reading good books and backpacking to new places.