Ed Hooper joins Rome2rio as BizDev

Published May 12, 2011

We are excited to announce a new member of the rome2rio team. Ed Hooper will be joining us part-time as Business Development Manager. 


Ed is a business-minded technology enthusiast and no stranger to the world of startups. For the past four years he has been working with startups, and for large enterprise as a product manager at the ANZ Bank and student partner at Microsoft.

In 2008, Ed won the Microsoft Imagine Cup with the sustainable farming startup SOAK. He is now a judge for the competition – last week he was in Sydney for the regional finals and he will be visiting New York for the world finals in July.

Bernie and I met Ed at the BizSpark Startup Camp earlier this year. We quickly discovered Ed’s talent for getting himself out there, on radio, television, or in print. He’s not afraid to sneak into Stanford and ask Steve Balmer a question. We are sure he will do a great job of helping us promote rome2rio, establish new partnerships and develop a roadmap for improving the product.

Ed is also a passionate traveller; a big plus for anyone involved with a travel tech startup. He has travelled the world for business, for pleasure, and to share his experiences with students.


Rome2rio, based in Melbourne, Australia, is organising the world’s transport information. We offer a multi-modal, door-to-door travel search engine that returns itineraries for air, train, coach, ferry, mass transit and driving options to and from any location. Discover the possibilities at rome2rio.com