Shep was founded (as Complai) in late 2016 by a founding team with a combined 11 years of experience in the travel technology space. In addition to the core team, advisors and investors include representatives from Fintech (Sofi, Visa), Travel (Expedia, Sabre, HomeAway, Kayak, American Airlines, Concur) and HR channel partnerships (Insperity).
After being embedded at a major global distribution system (GDS), working on integrating a startup’s technology into a booking tool, Shep co-founder and CEO Daniel Senyard realized that no matter how many bells and whistles a corporate booking tool has, travelers still want to book on their favorite sites.
And so Daniel, along with co-founders, Rey Garcia, and Rafael Torres, started Shep to eliminate the natural tension that exists between a company’s need for control and employees’ desire for freedom by allowing traveler autonomy and real-time manager/TMC visibility and reporting.
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“Austin-based startup Shep, formerly known as Compl.ai, is a browser plug-in that facilitates open bookings that fall within the guidelines of a company’s travel policy. CEO Daniel Senyard spoke to BTN’s Julie Sickel about how the tool can help companies boost compliance.”
“Shep’s open booking policy and expense-capture tool was ‘one of the more forward-thinking business solutions’ presented during the Innovate competition…”
“Shep’s strategy of installing a layer of management on top of off-channel bookings will become increasingly important as the travel booking ecosystem evolves…”
“The Shep platform connects the world of corporate travel policy with the growing need to give employees greater flexibility to book their own travel.”
“Corporate travel is extremely resistant to innovation because a select handful of gatekeepers make it difficult for new entrants to gain access to the content and data that is needed. These players are driving the industry forward by fixing how travelers book and experience business travel.”