Kombo was created in 2016 by 2 entrepreneurs, Clément Hugon and Matthieu Marquenet. A year before, the bus market was liberalized in France with the Macron law. Our will is simply to allow everyone to move easily, and at the best price. For this purpose, we are creating an application that allows you to buy tickets on any means of transport. We are convinced that this is the meaning of the story.
We therefore offer the routes of more than 200 companies throughout Europe. For the train, you will find tickets from SNCF, TGV, Inoui, Intercités, and soon Eurostar, Thalys, Ouigo, Trenitalia or Italo. For the bus, you will have the best prices on companies such as Flixbus, Blablabus, Eurolines, Alsa, National Express, Marino, or Marozzi. And it's not over yet, because you will also see the best carpool trips with Blablacar. And at Kombo, we make every effort to make things easier for you with our technology. First of all, search results come in very quickly. When there is no direct route, a powerful algorithm will find the best routes for you. And our interface has been designed for both smartphone and general public use. And if needed, our customer service is available. Finally, we are committed to objectivity: we undertake not to favour one carrier over another.
After training as an engineer, Matthieu Marquenet wanted to make his dream come true: cycling around the world. It involves 2 high school friends in the adventure, finds sponsors thanks to the support of Zinedine Zidane, and travels 18 countries by calf strength. The 3 companions will cross the Andes with icy nights at 4500m altitude, sleep in firemen's houses in Brazil, get arrested by the Chinese police and get lost in the jungle of Laos.
It is during this adventure that he will make his first bus trip to Nepal. And guess who was sitting next to him on the bus? A goat. True.
He's the one who found Kombo's first office in the basement of a printing house.
He likes: burning down on the spot thanks to the savings made on transport, Helvetica police, photography, night trains, and sleeping in nature (and he doesn't like mess).
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Clément is a bit like the Steve Jobs of Kombo (but without glasses). He launched the site in 2016 and manages the entire technical part, from the web development of the site to the creation of the route combination technology. No code problem can resist it and it surprises all our partners by its speed of integration. A hard worker, he spends his weekends building his house with his own hands, with a whole bunch of eco-friendly tips. We'll show it to you when it's finished.
He likes : vegetarian food, cheese Pastaboxes, playing babyfoot but especially winning (and he doesn't like bugs).
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