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Meet Desti: Your Personal Travel Planner

About the Company

Desti is the first travel planner that understands you and understands travel. Desti’s iPad app helps you find exactly what you’re looking for when planning a trip – by simply asking for it. Desti uses artificial intelligence to sift through thousands of places, find you the best matches – and explain the relevance. Want to check what’s near this hotel? Just ask! Need a pet friendly park? Just ask! No more spending hours sifting through irrelevant search results. Desti will even read consumer reviews for you and summarize them – so you don’t have to spend hours doing it yourself.

Desti finds everything you need on a trip - accommodations, attractions, activities and dining spots. Found places you like? Save them directly to a trip plan in Desti that you can come back to later, use while traveling, or share with friends and fellow travelers to get advice and assistance in planning.

Desti is an SRI spin-out that uses artificial intelligence and natural language understanding to create deep knowledge of destinations by reading everything about them, and understands users’ natural language, so they can be specific and get the best results, immediately.

Meet the team...

Desti Founder & CEO - Nadav Gur
Nadav Gur - Founder & CEO
Nadav is a serial entrepreneur in the travel industry with 10 years of experience in the B2C mobile travel space. He has led organizations from bootstrapping to millions of dollar in revenues. His last adventure took him to Cabo San Lucas.
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Desti Founder & CTO - Imri Goldberg
Imri Goldberg - Founder & CTO
Imri is an entrepreneur and developer with experience in varied fields such as natural language, security, artificial intelligence and more. He is passionate about the Python Zen and Python in general. His last vacation was a honeymoon in Northern California.
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Desti Products - Ilan Lozovsky, PhD
Ilan Lozovsky, PhD - Products
A multi-disciplinary product guy and systems engineer, Ilan has been leading teams building technology products for over 20 years. From managing aerospace C3I projects through designing solar energy systems down to maintaining VAX mini-computers, Ilan's has seen it all. Ilan holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from Tel Aviv University. His last trip took him to Slovenia!
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Desti Founder, Vice President of User Experience - Mosi Shuchman
Mosi Shuchman - Founder, Vice President of User Experience
Classically trained as an industrial designer, Mosi is passionate about product design and user experience. Mosi has over 10 years of product management experience and also took a few years off to run a very successful restaurant in Tel Aviv. His favorite place to vacation is in Rome.
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Desti Chief Scientist - Ofer Melnik, PhD
Ofer Melnik, PhD - Chief Scientist
With a theoretical and applied grounding in Machine Learning, Statistics, Analytics and Natural Language Processing, Ofer brings an appreciation for data to the mix. He currently enjoys SCUBA diving and recently dove in Coiba, Panama.
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Desti Mobile Development Lead - David Berlin
David Berlin - Mobile Development Lead
David owns all of our mobile development and has 8 years of experience. Most recently he was at, which was recently acquired. He loves traveling in Italy and Northern California.
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Desti Social Media and Content Manager - Emily Friedlander
Emily Friedlander - Social Media and Content Manager
Emily brings a love for Social Media and community management to Desti. Her experience ranges between large global brands and startups. Most recently, Emily took an amazing trip through Sweden.
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Desti Developer - Tzahi Vidas
Tzahi Vidas - Developer
Tzahi has been developing server side products for 10 years. He has experience in various fields such as systems and security. His favorite travel destinations (so far) are Australia and New Zealand.
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Desti Web Crawler Developer - Stephen Young
Stephen Young - Web Crawler Developer
Stephen develops high-precision web crawlers and web-data analysis tools. He's been writing distributed systems for 5 years now, and is secretly in love with Erlang. His last vacation was to Mexico, to escape from the Canadian winter.
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Join us

We are passionate about travel and we are building the next generation of great travel apps that will change the way people search, plan and book travel. We love creating great experiences for our community and we have fun at the same time. Our people are smart, fun loving, and not afraid to tackle hard problems.

Our company was founded by an experienced team with deep expertise in travel, artificial intelligence and product design. We are a multicultural team with offices in Menlo Park and Tel Aviv. Desti has received funding from some great investors from around the world including Horizons Ventures and Camel Ventures.

We offer an environment that rewards hard work, creativity, and personal accountability. If you like the idea of solving some of the toughest problems in the travel industry, we would love to hear from you. See below for our current openings or drop us a line at, we love hearing from great people. Also get to know Desti: on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Pinterest!


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