The idea of trivago was born back in 2005 by graduate school friends Rolf Schrömgens, Peter Vinnemeier and Stephan Stubner in Düsseldorf, Germany. Mr. Stubner left the company in 2006 and Malte Siewert, another graduate school friend, joined the founding team.
With just €1.4 million as an initial investment, trivago has been growing over the past nine years, earning over $650 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2016.
What was once a website solely available in Germany now operates in 55 markets around the world
During this time, it has grown from just three founders in a garage to building a new headquarters for 3,000 employees.