Lola.com Stands Out Among BostInno 50 on Fire as 2019 Inno BlazerBy Kathleen Burns, published on Nov 8, 2019
Lola.com honored as having “a little extra spark of fire” at BostInno’s 8th Annual 50 on Fire celebration of Boston’s top innovators
BOSTON – Nov. 8, 2019 – Lola.com, the Agile Travel Management™ company that provides a super simple way to book, manage, report, and save on business travel, was a standout at BostInno’s 8th Annual 50 on Fire awards celebration on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Artists for Humanity Epicenter in Boston. The company was one of 10 Inno Blazers, the people and organizations who have a little extra spark in their fire, among the 50 on Fire. The 50 on Fire winners were notified in September, but the big announcement of the Inno Blazers was unveiled at the celebration where Boston’s top innovators - hundreds of startup founders, software engineers, marketing experts, and more - gathered.
“Lola.com has been on a mission to drastically simplify the travel management process for small and medium sized businesses with our super simple travel app, and is now one of the hottest SaaS startups,” said Mike Volpe, CEO of Lola.com. “There are so many companies that are heating up the region’s tech scene and helping to cement Boston as the global hub for innovation. We are thrilled to be a standout among Boston’s prestigious 50 on Fire.”
BostInno’s 50 on Fire winners are the people, businesses, and organizations that have had a banner year in Boston’s innovation economy – through a major funding round, product launches, big hires, remarkable headcount growth, scientific breakthroughs, a successful business pivots, amazing rebrands, and more. Candidates were selected from both internal and external nominations, and winners were selected by the BostInno editorial team. The 2019 Inno Blazers were selected by a panel of elite judges, and received the esteemed red blazer jacket.
Lola.com has been on fire this year with numerous initiatives. The company announced adding hundreds of customers during the first half of the year as small and mid-size businesses continue to embrace the company’s approach to managed business travel. Earlier this year, the company secured $37 million in funding, is on track to double its headcount this year, which is currently at 120+, and recently moved into a larger facility at One Financial Center in Boston.
Lola.com has also been the recipient of numerous awards this year, including Boston Business Journal’s 2019 Best Places to Work, Boston 2019 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®, 2019 Timmy Awards – Best Tech Startup, one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2019, among others.
From BostInno, check this out for more details, including an action-packed video highlighting all 50 on Fire winners and the 10 Inno Blazers:
Lola.com makes Agile Travel Management real by providing a super simple way to manage, book and report on business travel, saving employers and travelers time and money. Happy employee travel experiences within a policy can be set up in five minutes. Lola.com uses machine learning and 24/7 support to help travelers easily book trips, while empowering managers to create policies, view budgets and expenditures, and monitor their globetrotting team efficiently. Based in Boston, the company was founded in 2015 by Paul English, co-founder of the travel booking site KAYAK, and is led by CEO Mike Volpe, previously CMO at HubSpot. For more information, visit https://www.lola.com/ and connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.Contact: