Jetpac provides mobile travel recommendations by combining image processing, big data, mobile and social technology. The Jetpac City Guides iPhone app gives city guides for over 6000 cities around the world, from image processing of the world's Instagram photos.

about the company


Derek is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dipity, an interactive topic search platform. Derek is responsible for strategy for the consumer site, platform licensing, and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.As a 10+ year veteran of Yahoo! and the 6th company hire, Derek was the original product manager of the Yahoo! Ad System, developing programs for beaconing, behavioral targeting, streaming media ad serving and ad measurement. Derek spent the last 5 years on the consumer side of the product working on pioneering interactive media for Yahoo!’s users through FinanceVision (now TechTicker) and Digital Home Services (now Connected Life) and holds patents in the areas of online advertising and interactive content systems.All of his startups have focused on changing the way consumers engage with, add context to, and consume all formats of digital media. Derek is currently an Entrepreneur in Residence at Hattery.

Jetpac in the press

April 10, 2016

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple Grab Artificial Intelligence Startups

Salesforce, which joined the race this year, has already made two major acquisitions: Khosla Ventures-backed MetaMind and open-source machine-learning server PredictionIO. Over 60% of the AI companies acquired in the last 3 years had VC backing. More than 20 private companies working to advance artificial intelligence technologies have been acquired in the last 3 years by corporate giants competing in the space, including Google, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Yahoo, Facebook, Intel, and, more recently, Salesforce. In 2014 Google acquired British company DeepMind Technologies for some $600M (Google DeepMind’s program recently beat a human world champion in the board game “Go”). Whitepaper: Analyzing the Artificial Intelligence Investment Landscape A data-driven look at financing trends, investors, and hot markets within the artificial intelligence ecosystemGoogle has been the most prominent global player, with 5 key acquisitions under its belt (follow all of Google’s M&A activity here, through our real-time Google acquisitions tracker).

Sept. 1, 2014

Google Maps v8.3 update brings Hindi voice navigation support

Aug. 18, 2014

Google acquires travel app maker Jetpac, hints at integration with Google Maps