Joost Ouwerkerk is the CTO and Co-Founder of Hopper, the mobile-only company that uses big data to predict and analyze airfare and accomodations. Hopper is the #1 travel app in over 37 countries and is ranked as one of the top 10 travel apps in over 95 countries. As CTO, Ouwerkerk leads a global team responsible for all technology including user and supplier facing platforms.
Based in Montreal and Boston, Hopper has raised $104M CAD in funding to date from Brightspark Ventures, Accomplice, OMERS Ventures, Investissement Québec, BDC Capital IT Venture Fund, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ).
Joost previously worked in Product Management at Expedia and Software Engineering at Newtrade Technologies (acquired by Expedia in 2002). Joost attended McGill University and has graduate degrees from the University of Amsterdam and the Ecole de technologie supérieure (ETS) in Montreal.