Dashbell was started in 2012 by an international team of experienced travel entrepreneurs. Based in Boston, Bogota and around the world, we have spent years working on products in online travel and accommodations. Dashbell comes from our own love of travel and work with unique hotels that want to share their home and culture with travelers from around the world.
Meet the team
Paige Brown, Co-Founder & CEO
Paige is a serial entrepreneur with a love for the travel industry. Prior to Dashbell, she co-founded BookingMarkets and founded Tripeezy, a social travel planning website with which she was one of the first participants in the Start-Up Chile program. She has traveled to 49 countries and speaks 3 languages. Paige has an MBA from Vanderbilt University and studied marketing at Southern Methodist University.
Favorite Travel Memory: Dancing across the Uyuni Solar (Salt Flat) in Bolivia
Patty de Castro, VP of Product
Patty is a product delivery expert with over 20 years experience in numerous technology industries. Patty is passionate about leveraging technology to help small businesses compete and grow. Having spent 7+ years at Constant Contact, she was part of the senior management team that grew the company from a single product startup with a few thousand customers to a publicly traded company with six products and over 500,000 customers. Patty holds a BS in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines and a MS in Computer Science from Boston University.
Favorite Travel Memory: Sunset at the Taj Mahal
Sergio Perilla, Software Ninja
Sergio is very passionate about a lot of things: Heavy Metal, videogames, science, history, technology, and above all, coding. That's why he heeded the call of his instinct studying software engineering. Prior to Dashbell, he worked as developer for BookingMarkets. He has a strong sense of morality and a deep love and care for his friends and family.
Favorite Travel Memory: Swimming among the rays and fish in the reefs of the San Andres archipielago in Colombia.
Amaury Prieto, Director of Engineering
Amaury loves the persuit of knowledge, it is one of his passions. Traveling has given him the opportunity to see many cultures through local people and other unique travelers who appreciate the same level of introspective into local traditions and ideas.
Favorite Travel Memory: One of most beautiful things I saw, was the Rosetta stone in the British Museum, I was dumbfounded!
Andrea de Melo, Senior Marketing Manager
Andrea loves all things related to startups, cool new technology, and most importantly, chocolate! She is a Boston Startup School graduate from Fall ’12 and has always dreamed of working with a company focused on Brazilian industries.
Favorite Travel Memory: Driving and sliding down massive dunes in Fortaleza, Brazil in a dune buggy! What a rush!
Alex Torrenegra, Co-Founder & Chairman
Alex Torrenegra is a serial entrepreneur and winner of the Colombia TR35 "Innovator of the Year" award from MITs Technology Review. He has co-founded several successful startups, including VoiceBunny.com, BookingMarkets.com, WeHostels.com, HubBOG, etc. Alex is also a partner of Torrenegra Labs, an incubator and fund for online marketplaces, which was named one of the top immigrant owned startups in the US by Forbes Magazine.
Favorite Travel Memory: Standing in front of the Fitz Roy, in Patagonia, with my loved one.