Message from the Founder
My name is Rick James Chatas and I personally thank you for checking out FriendFund. We've set out to build the most innovative group travel platform out there, and I can't emphasize enough how important your help and feedback is to our success. Feel free to have a look around, and say hi on Intercom with any questions or comments. Thanks for your support!
Rick James! Chatas
Founder
Rick spent more than a decade working at Apple, Square, Airbnb and Pinterest - then he went exploring. While freelancing, he built FriendFund to help his friends experience life-changing travel as often as possible.
What IS FriendFund?
FriendFund is a group travel and savings app that saves your change when you swipe your card. FriendFund helps you travel together by unlocking instant group discounts on our trips. We take the hassle out of group travel by helping you automate your savings and book a tour in one app.
Make your travel goals happen, start using FriendFund today
Our Story
Created remotely all over the world Rick (FriendFund's Founder) started out with a love of community

It's my belief that life's biggest rewards combine experiences, core interests and expanding social circles into once in a lifetime memories. Figuring out how to make those moments happen is the backbone of FriendFund's vision for the future.

In the summer of 2017, I left the Bay Area and began learning about location independence and how to freelance while traveling. I realized that experiences carried more value to me than a desk job and I was eager to find others with similar evolving interests. Luckily, I found several co-living groups and began exploring life 'on the go' with other entrepreneur designers, engineers and independent business owner travelers.

Some time later, I recognized the need to to stay in one place and build long-lasting meaningful relationships with those around me. On the other hand, I had equally important friendships around the world with people I wanted to meet up with again. That desire to reunite with friends was the fire behind FriendFund's development.

I sought out independent travel agents I'd worked with before and devised a platform dedicated to making group travel happen.

The Time Line

January 2018
January 2018
Wireframes and a first round of visual design in.
Mid-February 2018
Mid-February 2018
Branding and planning our engineering roadmap
March 2018
March 2018
Developing iOS beta
April 2018
April 2018
Refining iOS beta
June 2018
June 2018
Closing party
July 2018
July 2018
Andriod beta development

The Future

We rely on our network, friends, visitors and users to spread the word and help out in any way they can. Do you know someone we should meet?
Can you help us with fundraising? Can we pitch at your next event? Interested in joining our team at some point in the future? Get in contact and email [email protected]!
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