Travel

Jenny Barnes & Jenny Gilcrest

The Start-up Sisters

Goodbye, cluttered TripAdvisor.com. Hello, eye-pleasing Travelboxe.com. Launching this month, the travel site lets users organize and share recommendations for any and every city they’ve been to. So when so-and-so asks you where to go, you’ve got all your spots in one neat box. Inspired by design-driven startups like Pinterest and Path, co-founders Barnes and Gilcrest quickly raised serious capital and snagged advisors like Ford Blakely, founder of Zinglenow.com, and Kai Hansen, a local entrepreneur. The two Jennys met when they worked in the same building, on Cedros in Solana Beach, and bonded over adopting puppies at the same time. They made their website idea official last March over lunch at UNION Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas. Sign us up!

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