Born in Bangalore, India, Shaam has an MBA from Harvard University and worked in the auto industry and financial services before moving to Berlin in 2012. As a passionate traveler, it was while backpacking around Europe in 2010 after completing his studies that Shaam first became aware of the need to improve the transport booking system across the continent. Although the trip was a fantastic experience, Naren found he was spending more time buying tickets and planning trips than enjoying them. There was no centralized, clear platform, to find, compare and book train, bus and flight options. The inspiration behind Omio was born and in 2012 Shaam packed up his life in New York, moved to Berlin and the Omio journey began. Since then Omio has grown across Europe to become a leading travel search and booking platform. Today it has more than 800 transportation partners, providing travel ticketing in more than 35 different countries to customers from around the world.