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June 17, 2021

Strategic Capital Can Define Success or Failure with Whereto’s Ryan Wenger

He wanted a new way to travel the world, but one of the biggest companies in the world had other plans. Ryan wanted to create a unique travel app that let you enter dates and an amount of money, and it returned all of your options globally. Rob was enamored with the idea and quickly signed on, but a call from a Fortune 10 company changed everything, making the pivot to enterprise travel too good to pass up. But now the entire board was out of their depth, so they needed to bring on capital partners who knew the enterprise travel and SaaS industries. That smart money led to even smarter money, and eventually to an exit, even in the darkest days of the pandemic. All money is green, but not all of it has the same value.

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strokeRYAN WENGER
IS A REBEL DO-OR-DIER PUSHING ALL ENVELOPES TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Ryan Wenger is the CEO and founder of WhereTo, a recently acquired business travel platform. Ryan took the company from idea to acquisition, raising more than $10M, scaling the team, and eventually helping to land it at its current home--a 20,000 employee global travel agency--during the travel shutdown and pandemic. Ryan's business experience sits on top of his former career as a business litigator. He graduated from the University of Southern California and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

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