Cofounders: Alex Saint & Tom Valentine
Date of creation: June 2010
Headquarters: 120 Holborn, London, EC1N 2TD, UK
Date of investment: February 2016
Followed by: Guillaume Durao
Amount invested: €23.9m
Alex Saint, CEO
After graduating with a degree in Geography from the University of Nottin-gham in 1993, Alex spent 7 years in sales and marketing management at Unilever. He then moved into the media industry, working as a Publisher for both Associated New Media and Associated Newspapers, where he was in charge of online travel operations. Building on his experience in this sector, he then became a consultant at Telextext Holidays, a British travel agency. In 2005, Alex joined DMC Digital as Chief Executive, where he launched dealchecker.co.uk, the travel price comparison website out of which Secret Escapes was created in 2010.