About US

Our mission is to help people travel efficiently and safely.


Our Team

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Blaine Vess

Co-Founder & CEO

Blaine loves to travel and hates to wait. His goal with Solve is to help people save time, so they can focus on their important business or vacations without having to wait in lines.

Blaine has been to about thirty countries. Tokyo is his favorite city in the world, with Seoul coming in as a close second. The most unusual place he’s visited is North Korea, and the most memorable travel experience he’s had was celebrating New Year’s Eve on the Oriental Express on a trip from Singapore to Bangkok.

Prior to Solve, he founded Student Brands as a freshman in college in 1999 when he saw an opportunity to create a way for students to share study materials online. He never raised any funding, but created a business that reaches over 60 million students per month and employs over 50 people. He served as the CEO of StudyMode until December 2015, and now serves as chairman of the board.

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Shawn Sheikh

Co-Founder & GM

Shawn’s biggest belief is that time is the most valuable thing we can invest in and it shouldn’t be invested in waiting at the airport.

Shawn loves to eat and plans his vacations around restaurants and nightlife with unique tastes and experiences. So far, Shanghai is his favorite city in the world, but he’s excited to continue exploring the rest of the world.

Prior to Solve, Shawn founded Dus, a social app that acquired over 100,000 users in its first two months of launch. Shawn also consulted for multiple San Francisco hotels, tripling revenue for each in just under a year. He is a proud alumnus of the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

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