Forbes Up and Comers
Jamie Wong of VAYABLE
At 32 Wong has visited 35 countries, is fluent in four languages and spent two years as a researcher for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart. In 2010 she founded Vayable, which connects travelers with curated tours led by 5,000 local guides around the world. Vacationing in the Pacific? Try a communal feast with a Fijian prince. The San Francisco-based company takes a 15% cut of each guide’s sales, along with a 3% fee from travelers. Wong has raised $2.1 million from SV Angel and CrunchFund, among others. Former Expedia EXPE +1.55% CEO Erik Blachford is a board member.