Michel Ruiz, Anthony Merzouki and Michel Yves Labbé have combined their marketing, technical and tourism expertise to create By with me, a platform that allows you to offer your trip and find a co-traveler through matching profiles.
More details with Michel Ruiz, president and co-founder of With me:
FrenchWeb: What needs does your service meet?
Paravecmoi allows solo travelers to save the single supplement (30 to 40% of the trip price) whenApple-converted-space “> Why not ? with a big brother
What are your challenges?
We wish to occupy the market by qualifying solo travelers and putting them in direct contact with tour operators. On the business side, we have just spent 2 years testing and testing new technologies and we now wish to be accompanied by a visionary tour operator who will be able to accelerate our model through financial, technical and human support and above all by a power high traction.
Who are your competitors?
Small trips with friends, co-travelers, travel friends. In all 3 cases, the common denominator is the product. Travelers meet around a product. With us they meet around the theme of travel and their compatibility as travelers. We are focused on qualifying the traveler profile.
Who is the entrepreneur who inspires you?
Jacques Antoine Granjon, I read one of his articles a few years ago, where he said that if we asked ourselves if his idea was good, we had to ask ourselves whether this idea could change people’s lives. He’s the one who inspired me, I would like to change people’s lives.
The 5 applications that are essential for you and why:
- Facetime: communication
- Pinterest: inspiration
- Waze: orientation
- Departure tomorrow: relaxation
- Yes sncf: obligation
The 5 tech events you absolutely must attend and why:
CES: The place to be
VIVA TECH: VF
WEB SUMMIT: GEEK DAVOS
INNO GENERATION BPI: Euro network
A start-up for us to discover?
Yakaygo friends passionate about outdoor recreation.
- Founders: Anthony Merzouki, Michel Ruiz, Michel Yves Labbé
- Creation date : February 2016
- Fundraising : No
- Seat : Morbihan