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Introducing Pana

Written by Devon Tivona on August 25, 2015

At Pana, we believe that travel is a force-multiplier for change. 

Travel connects friends, family, co-workers, and business partners — bringing the globe closer together. Travel enables new opportunities, produces unexpected collaboration, shifts perspectives, and empowers people. That is why we are on a mission to make travel simple, personal, and delightful.

We know that today, travel can be rough. The traveler’s journey is fraught with poor user interfaces, unexpected delays and cancelations, opaque pricing, and poor customer service.

But at Pana, we are bringing the humanity back into travel. We are your on-demand travel concierge. We deliver world-class service for finding and booking flights, hotels, cars, and restaurants. 

Using Pana is as simple as sending your request in a message — and we get to work. By using a combination of machine intelligence and real human support, we can quickly deliver personalized and highly-curated results.

I am also thrilled to announce our $1.35 million seed round of funding, led by an amazing group of friends including Techstars, 500 Startups, FG Angels, Flight.vc, and Galvanize Ventures, among others. We couldn't be more excited to have such a fantastic group of partners on board (with their seatbelts fastened) for this next chapter of our journey.

In many Latin American countries, a “pana” is a good friend. To that end, we strive to build a service that our members trust like their closest friends and confidants.

We are hands-on, taking care of our members through their highs and lows, like canceled flights or lost bags. We diligently select strategic partners who believe in what we are building and are willing to support our mission.

And, above all, we identify new ways to serve and support our travelers through a relentless focus on improving our product.

The 21st century travels with Pana, and we would love for you to join us.

Devon Tivona
CEO at Pana

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