Rocketrip (YC W14) Lets Your Boss Pay You For Saving Money While Traveling

by Kat Mañalac1/30/2014

Rocketrip, a company out of the latest Y Combinator batch, wants to save companies money by paying the employee to find ways to travel on the cheap.

The idea behind Rocketrip: for every two dollars you save your company, you get paid one. If hotel rooms in the area are, say, $150 a night, and you opt to crash on a buddy’s couch instead, you just saved the company $150 bucks. You get a gift card for $75, and the company still saves $75. Find a promo code that saves you $10 off your rental car? Bam — that’s $5 bucks for you.”

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  • Kat Mañalac

    Kat is the Managing Outreach Officer at YC. She was Chief of Staff to Alexis Ohanian, cofounder of reddit, before joining YC as its Director of Outreach. Prior to that, Kat was at WIRED Magazine.