SOURCE: Yapta, Inc.

February 20, 2008 10:55 ET

Yapta to Present at Dow Jones VentureOne Summit as "Company to Watch in 2008"

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - Yapta, Inc. (, an online travel shopping service that tracks airline ticket pricing for leisure and business travelers, today announced that Co-Founder and CEO, Tom Romary, has been selected to present at the Dow Jones VentureOne Summit as one of the 45 "Companies to Watch in 2008." The event will be held on February 26th and 27th at the Sofitel in Redwood City, California, with Yapta's presentation scheduled for 12:25 pm PST on February 27th.

Yapta was selected by the Dow Jones VentureOne Summit advisory board comprised of leading investors from Accel, Battery Ventures, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mayfield Fund, Menlo Ventures, and North Bridge Venture Partners. All 45 companies selected to present are venture-backed start-ups that the advisory board considers to be the most interesting and promising companies in the market today.

The VentureOne Summit is a gathering of the nation's leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives and professional service providers. The 11th annual Summit will host high-level professionals representing every facet of the venture capital industry and entrepreneurial community. The two-day conference features industry discussions led by the country's most active investors and presentations from the most promising start-up companies. For more information on the VentureOne Summit, visit

About Yapta, Inc.

Yapta, Inc. was founded in January 2006 with the mission to help leisure and business travelers receive the optimal value out of their online travel planning. Yapta's freeware enables travelers to bookmark their preferred flights while shopping airline websites and to be alerted when the best prices on those flights become available. Yapta is used by hundreds of thousands of travelers and many small businesses to not only obtain the best deals on airfare, but also to quickly and easily consolidate all preferred flights into a single, online list that reflects updated pricing. Bringing to light pro-consumer "guaranteed airfare" policies offered by many airlines, Yapta also helps air travelers obtain travel vouchers -- and in some cases, cash refunds -- when the price decreases on tickets that have already been purchased. For more information about Yapta and how to optimize your travel planning, visit

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