ABOUT US

indie Travel: Our Story

Our mission is to empower travel creators with software to help them sell their product quickly and at scale.

We provide software that unlocks sales channels and connects creators to customers around the world and locally - making sure that when the world is ready to travel again, our creators are ready to welcome them.

We want to show travellers the world rarely seen - through the eyes of independent travel creators.

indie is all about helping you spend less time managing your business and more time hosting guests. We know that selling online is an important part of your business and whether you are new to it or a seasoned pro, indie can help you continue to grow. Our vision is that indie will help unlock the power of traditional e-commerce tools for all tours and activities professionals.

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Janice Sousa
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Co-Founder

Janice loves exploring a new city any chance she can get. She believes the best way to do that is through the eyes of a local host - her last tour was a fun walking tour of East London ending at Shoreditch Market (yes - a Jack the Ripper tour!).

Before starting Indie, Janice spent the last 15+ years as a Tour Operator, managing hundreds of Tour Guides around the world. She is excited to help Tour Hosts scale their businesses and emerge from COVID-19 more resilient.

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Serkan Yuksel
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Co-Founder

Serkan brings 20+ years of technical and architect experience across media, technology, and digital strategy. Serkan leads our technical strategy and builds.

He also works alongside our product team to ensure our team is building based on the needs and feedback of guides we speak with each week. He also makes sure our team is building in partnership with industry-leading organizations across Europe.

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Jessica Gregory
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Head of Marketing

Jess can often be found somewhere in Europe, soaking up the food, culture and history of the community.

As an avid traveller, Jess began building websites for tour operators. From there, it’s been a hop, skip, and a jump through tourism marketing agencies, travel research, in-destination events, to indie. She is excited to help businesses thrive.

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Mareena Nazir
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Full Stack Developer

Mareena brings a diverse range of skills to her role as a full-stack developer. She has expertise in both frontend and backend and strives to create efficiencies for current and future partnerships by contributing to Indie's codebase.

Before joining Indie, she worked with a couple of industries including logistics and e-commerce, providing software solutions to them. Mareena's superpowers are attention to detail and versatility. When not at work, you'll find her either trying new foods or hanging out with friends.

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Aimee Bell
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Customer Success Lead

Aimee brings a diverse range of skills as customer success lead. She has spent 15 years in a range of positions within the travel sector, from hospitality management to sales and operations and she especially loves working in dynamic start-up environments.

She is passionate about finding solutions that help increase productivity and maximise the time spent on meaningful work.

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Ecem Şeker
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Regional Sales Manager

Ecem jumped into the Regional Sales Manager role scene in 2022 after serving years of her career in Business Development and International Education Programs Sales. She immediately boosted her research and identify new business opportunities - including new markets, growth areas, trends, customers, partnerships, products and services. Ecem brings exceptional skills in both Sales and Business Development to our team and is responsible for building new partnerships.

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Emma Robertson
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Marketing Coordinator

Emma's (not so) bad habit is impulsive trips to cities across Europe that are often dubbed "field research" to fuel her insatiable urge to explore new places and immerse in different cultures. With a long-standing background working in various roles from customer-facing to events management, alongside studying travel and tourism, Emma brings a fresh perspective and outlook on today's travel industry. Her passion lies within being able to make a positive difference and playing a part in making it easier for budding entrepreneurs to find their space.

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Sardor Hazratov
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Full Stack Developer

Sardor jumped into the Web Development scene in 2020 after serving one year of his career in Cyber Security. He immediately boosted his development skills together with DevOps knowledge. He brings exceptional skills in both Back-end and Front-end development to our team and is responsible for bringing our application creations to life.

Outside of work, Sardor is constantly learning and evolving his capability in various areas of Computer Science. When he is not building web apps, he keeps him busy enjoying nature. He loves animals and especially raccoons. He also watches documentaries and movies.

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Burak Hamzaoğlu
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Full Stack Developer

Burak is a Full-stack developer with hands-on experience designing, developing, and maintaining websites and software.  He has experience in creating scalable applications using different tech stacks. Burak is responsible for evolving features in our project with both his backend and frontend skills.

He has worked in various industries and contributed to the development of many projects. Burak likes to improve himself and learn new technologies in his spare time.  Apart from these, he enjoys travelling, reading books and walking in nature.

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