about us

Our Story - Shorebird Tech is all about making business travel easy and cost effective

Shorebird Tech was founded in December 2015 by Sajit Chacko and Thiagarajan Rajagopalan with a vision to transform the entire business travel space from a completely manual and inefficient process to a fully automated and efficient one. Shorebird Tech is re-imagining business travel with its Travel ERP product called Tripeur, that brings efficiency and cost savings to companies of all sizes. Tripeur manages all aspects of business travel from trip approval to travel policies to expense reports, and provides actionable insights into all travel related expenses. This enables companies to lower their travel spends, improve compliance to travel policies, and enhance the overall travel experience of their employees.

What started out as a grand vision is quickly becoming a reality step by step. Shorebird Tech counts among its customers companies of all sizes - from startups with a handful of travelers to large companies with hundreds of travelers. Shorebird Tech’s product is used by the customers for various reasons:

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  • To streamline their human-intensive travel desk with end-to-end automation
  • To get control over frequent offenders of company travel policy
  • To get insights into all travel related expenses
  • To simply reduce travel costs

FOUNDERS

Thiagarajan Rajagopalan

Seasoned product management professional with rich work experience in several IT and telecom multinational companies in the USA and India, including Motorola and Qualcomm. He has held a variety of senior management positions from Software Development to Product Management to Business Development. He holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, and a Masters in Computer Science from Kansas State University, USA. He advises several technology companies on product management, marketing and business development.

Sajit Chacko

Hotelier with diverse operational, pre-opening and strategic understanding of hotel, resort and standalone restaurant business and operations. After having worked with hotel brands like The Leela and Taj at various positions of Food and Beverage management, ventured out to set up his own restaurant business. With 3 award winning restaurants, have proven domain skills in raising capital, project management, financial planning, pre-opening, operational and marketing abilities.

Manish Raj

Sales and marketing professional with years of experience in business development, marketing and sales in the Travel & Hospitality industry. He is credited with initiating and growing the Corporate Sales vertical of Via.com, a notable global travel aggregator, during his seven years tenure with them. He holds a Post Graduate degree in Marketing Management, as well as a Graduate degree in Hotel Management. His earlier commitments involved working closely with 5-star Resorts & Hotels, eventually taking him to lead Sales at each of these institutions. He has been actively associated with various Travel and Facility Management associations and is an honorary Board Member of INFHRA.