A brief history of Dohop
Dohop was born in 2004, out of the lack of a proper way to find and connect flights online. We didn’t invent the wheel or anything, but we did create a pretty neat flight search that has some very unique features. At heart, Dohop is simply a search engine, much like Google, except only for flights. We search and match routes to find the best way to fly between two places, and then we search for the best prices for those routes. We also find rental cars and hotel rooms, cheaper than most.
As you can see below, we’re not a big company but we are growing and we have a terrific team. Yes we know it’s all guys but we hope to change that soon. When we’re not at our desks we play the occasional game of foosball and on Fridays we try to squeeze in a beer or two after work.
Kristjan is our CEO, the big man himself. He’s the outdoorsy type as you can imagine, that’s a backpack he’s carrying in the picture. He is also the head of operations, which means he actually does important stuff to make sure you see correct prices.
Kristjan has been with us since the very early days, when Dohop was merely a single box in the founder’s garage. He’s a freelance mountain guide here in Iceland, taking people up to Hvannadalshnúkur, Iceland’s highest peak, during the summer.
Arni isn’t always upside down. If he’s not on his bike, which he rides quite fast and frequently, he’s at his desk programming. When asked about what he does at Dohop, he “fixes things”, and we guess that anyone would be hard pressed to offer a better explanation.
Arni is the mastermind behind the Dohop flight search in its current form. According to him the only other flight search out there worth its salt is Skyscanner’s – the Dohop flight search runs laps around everyone else.
Siggi is not who you think he is. He may look harmless but underneath that cool, calm exterior is a force to be reckoned with. Mild-mannered software developer during the day; theater actor, director and playwright at night.
One of Siggi’s main concerns is that when you’re looking for flights, you actually see a price and that it’s the correct one at that. He’s also responsible for bringing in new vendors, so that we can show you as many search results as possible and you can find the lowest price.
Joi wears a hat on Fridays. He has a masters degree in bioinformatics, which is absolutely useless in his work managing Dohop’s entire online marketing thingamajiggy (That means Facebook, Twitter, our blog, etc.)
Joi reads quite a bit and writes too, short stories mostly but also the occasional novel. He also firmly believes that there is no god, and we’d recommend not getting into an argument with him about that.
Thorir runs faster than you do, almost without a doubt. He has run marathons in New York, Berlin, Reykjavik, you name it. He also bikes to work come rain, sleet or snow (we often get them all at once here in Icland).
Thorir spends his days at work making sure that the hamsters that power our servers are well fed and regularly rested. And of course he also makes sure that their little hamster wheels don’t squeak. If they did, you’d hear the noise from here.
Gunnarr eats steel for breakfast, right after he drives his motorcycle to work. Yeah, that just happened. In his spare time, for steel-eating consumes most of it, he manages Dohop’s entire price-bot army, with an iron fist.
Gunnarr likes to keep things in order and since he got here he has completely revolutionized the way we manage the most important part of our operations side, namely, making sure you always see the right price.
Laila is the only girl in the office, and in charge of Dohop’s marketing. Though not tall, and in fact only grown a meter since birth, she can jump as high as the boys and has jumped around the world.
Laila has two master degrees, one in marketing and the other in journalism and uses her skills to let everyone know how fantastic Dohop is.