We build tech that calculates travel times to thousands of locations in one go. Unlike routing apps which can calculate A to B routes, we ask users to specify one location and then calculate travel times from A to all possible Bs.
For example when searching for hotels, properties, jobs and restaurants, you could ask 'show me all locations I can reach within 45 minutes by public transport' and the API can show you a list ranked from shortest to longest times.
We don't build any apps ourselves, instead we licence our tech to existing website and app owners.
For example Rightmove allow people to search for a home based on commute time to the office, Totaljobs list job openings based on commute times and the NHS search for covid test centre locations using driving or walking times.
At TravelTime, we believe transport data has the power to change the world. Every time we search for a job, new house, or place to go on holiday, we see distances listed alongside search results, e.g. “0.8 miles away from city centre”. This information is entirely abstract and assumes we can travel in a straight line. It also doesn't consider local transport links, congestion or local geography.
Consumer websites use distance instead of time because this data can be incredibly expensive at scale. If they used Google to calculate these times, they would be charged for every search result, which is not cost-effective. What's more, it would slow down their site massively.
That is where TravelTime comes in - we can calculate hundreds of thousands of travel times simultaneously in the blink of an eye for one fixed annual cost. This patented tech has unlimited market opportunities and is already used by advertisers, real estate, travel and more.
Peter and Charlie began TravelTime (previously known as iGeolise) from Peter`s attic in 2009.
It is based on an idea Charlie had - that time would be more useful than distance to search websites and databases with lots of locations. In 2012, we won the UK leg of the European Satellite Navigation Competition and the ensuing press coverage led directly to our 1st client. More awards and many more clients followed.
After spells in the business incubators of SETsquared and the European Space Agency, we now have our own offices in London and Lithuania. TravelTime is used in many places across the world from Thailand to San Francisco.
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Head of Development
Tomas bridges the gap between our different teams including data collectors, developers and the business team. He also enjoys vintage gaming and lightweight camping.
Office Manager - Lithuania Division
Monika excels at multitasking and event planning while ensuring the team's daily needs are met. Monika is passionate about her HR responsibilities, but in her spare time she enjoys long forest hikes, cooking, and watching true crime documentaries and RuPaul's Drag Race.
Front End team Lead
Tomas is a natural early riser so is always ready to begin coding for the day. He's also a fan of long walks, movies and good food.
Donatas is a natural multitasker, as he has to look at several monitors when using code to build something useful for our team. He's also interested in theatre acting.
Front End Developer
Eivydas works on our various web applications optimising and pushing them towards awesomeness. In his spare time he balances learning new stuff with chilling out.
Front End Developer
Simonas is a pixel shifter, using code to see which way turns out better. He spends his free time watching YouTube and anime or playing video games.
Junior Front-End Developer
Passionate about web development and design, Edvinas strives to make various applications as visually appealing as possible. He also enjoys foreign languages, music, and hiking.
With a strong background in mathematics and design patterns, Daniil loves to challenge others to a game of chess. He also enjoys hiking in his spare time.
In his spare time, Andrius enjoys travelling, building scale models, and automating various processes.
Once Gytis takes our data and writes code, it's possible to see what we do on an interactive map. He likes playing video games and board games in his free time.
An expert in functional programming, machine learning & artificial intelligence – a very smart and practical man.
Junior Software Engineer
Titas enjoys participating in sports, particularly combat sports, video games, and reading. Since he's always been a voracious reader, his room resembles a miniature library.
Aivaras has a background in math and theoretical computer science, and has a keen interest in languages and history.
Head of Data
Gergely writes code to automate our map building process. He is a fan of functional programming and Bazel. He enjoys outdoor activities and runs an Alpha Course in his free time.
Senior Software Engineer
Marcin is an IT professional in many areas of modern systems development and is passionate about building robust data-intensive applications that provide useful insight.
Povilas builds software, writes code and runs scripts. He's also a musician that loves games, DIY and photography.
Mykolas is focused on benchmarking and optimising the API. His interests include aviation, the Lindyhop and playing the clarinet.
Jonas writes code that helps us get the transport data we need. He's also a father and fan of video games and board games.
Wojciech is a software engineer powered by specialty coffee. He likes weight lifting, ballroom dancing and tinkering on different things around the home.
Paweł is a software engineer with background in physics and computer simulations. He combines his passion for parenting, outdoor activities and green transportation into everyday family adventures.
Donatas enjoys playing board games, video games, and geolocation games. Moreover, he enjoys listening to electronic music and attending dance events.
Eglė collects public transport data for all the countries TravelTime is live in. She loves being active and is an early bird.
Evelina ensures all global public transport data is up to date. She loves travelling, long walks, video games and origami.
When Rūta is not collecting public transport data for TravelTime she enjoys outdoor cooking and picking mushrooms. She's also a certified make up artist.
Akvilė is part of the team collecting public transport data from across the world. She loves movies, anime, gardening and music.
Vilius searches for different sources of public transport data so that our model is accurate. He likes watching YouTube videos about gaming, history, crime and internet mysteries.
Raimondas balances his work collecting public transport data with his hobbies. He likes American football, fantasy football, playing board games, reading and podcasts.
Marius is responsible for gathering the public transport information for various cities around the World and ensuring that the data meets GTFS standard requirements and is in top quality. On his free time, Marius likes reading books, playing computer games and going for walks in nature.