About us

About Lanes & Planes

Lanes & Planes is the first travel and expense management solution that is fully digital for all aspects of business travel - from booking to billing and beyond. A business travel platform that helps our clients to save time, money and nerves.
About Lanes & Planes
About us
The all-inclusive business travel portal

Our history

After completing his studies in Business Administration & Business Informatics in Bamberg Veit Blumschein (CEO) came to RWTH Aachen University to obtain his doctorate. There he met Daniel Nolte (CTO), who at that time was studying Computer Science. Veit and Daniel began their journey together back in 2008 when they founded the B2C company fromAtoB (formerly Verkehrsmittelvergleich.de), which was later acquired by Tank & Rast.

The idea of Lanes & Planes came out of personal necessity. For two years, Veit commuted between Aachen, Berlin and Munich, which meant he regularly had to organize travel connections. This digitally immature process, in combination with his travel tech expertise of over 10 years, gave the two the idea to develop a solution that really mapped out all processes of a business trip.

In 2017, Daniel & Veit started a new joint project: Lanes & Planes was born, back then known as TripClickPro.

Today, Lanes & Planes is growing and thriving more than ever. In February 2020, the Munich-based business travel platform secured a $10 million series A funding round, led by Battery Ventures, DN Capital & Connect Ventures. L&P has used the Corona crisis to make structural changes and digitise its business process.

Veit Blumschein

CEO & Co-Founder
Together with co-founder Daniel Nolte, Veit is pursuing the goal of fully digitally mapping all areas of business travel as well as all types of expenses and out-of-pocket costs, establishing them as an integrated end-to-end solution in the SME sector. Veit attained his doctorate in Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University with a focus on entrepreneurship.

Daniel Nolte

CTO & Co-Founder
Responsible for the entire development department, Daniel studied Computer Science at RWTH Aachen University, where he met Veit Blumschein. At Lanes & Planes, Daniel is the technical director (CTO) responsible for software development and, together with Veit, for further product development within the start-up.

Our journey

Our Vision

“Our vision is to reshape the broken experience of business travel for every company in Europe and for all people involved, far beyond just booking travel.”

Our Mission

“Working towards our vision by creating and delivering a superior end-to-end solution, to be run as every customer’s operating system for travel and expense management”

Our Values

L&P may not have the biggest team, but we do have the best performing team
  • we raise L&P’s high performance bar with each new hire and promotion
  • we develop and engage staff with a focus on their strengths
  • we help talent grow further by focusing not only on vertical, but also on lateral development
At L&P we always put ourselves into our customers’ position
  • our key driver is to earn and retain our customers’ trust
  • we have a real passion for L&P products
  • we focus on fixing our customers’ actual pain points rather than their perception of a solution
  • we always keep our existing and new customers in mind
At L&P we value & respect each other, celebrating great people & great work
  • we actively listen and support our team members in other departments to understand their needs – from intern to C-level
  • we give candid feedback to help others grow and we consider receiving feedback a token of respect
  • we always speak directly to our colleagues and not behind their backs
  • we treat others the same way we would like to be treated
  • we believe that it is important to enjoy our journey together and to have fun in what we do 
At L&P we take actions based on data
  • we measure, build, measure, learn (and repeat)
  • we challenge ourselves and what others say based on data 
  • we embrace the cruel beauty of data
At L&P we think 10X – effective by tomorrow
  • we think with a 10x mindset in everything we touch
  • we solve the root of a problem rather than just fixing the problem
  • we create scalable processes – from high touch to low or even no touch
  • we optimize and fix processes that will deliver our growth on high quality standards
At L&P we share passion for curiosity
  • we are courageous and leave our personal comfort zones to evolve and shape L&P as a company
  • we are open to new ideas and embrace change, always taking the bigger picture into consideration 
  • we think outside the box and beyond boundaries to find unconventional solutions
  • we fully commit once a decision has been made and contribute to its implementation – even when it may not be our preferred way
At L&P we take ownership
  • we always go with what is best for L&P rather than for the individual or one department
  • we would never say “that’s not my job” 
  • we fix things rather than complain and we take responsibility for avoidable mistakes
  • we contribute beyond our responsibility and commit until the job is completely done for all stakeholders
At L&P we enjoy fixing problems
  • we regard problems as challenges – so we evolve day by day
  • we inspire our colleagues with our “can do” mentality and a positive attitude
  • we create awareness of problems and communicate them transparently in the team
At L&P we embrace errors as an opportunity to learn
  • we embrace trial and error as an evolutionary process 
  • we reflect on situations where errors have occurred in order to effectively learn and evolve (measure, build, learn)
  • we are open to talking with others about our errors and what we have learned from them, in order to avoid similar instances for the whole organization in the future
  • we are grateful to learn from other peoples’ errors rather than engaging in finger pointing
At L&P we value open and transparent communication
  • we give honest feedback and proactively ask for it as well, in order for us to continue to grow 
  • we listen attentively, speak candidly and treat everyone with respect
  • we share our basis for decision making with our colleagues
  • we also do not shy away from sharing inconvenient truths

Our Office


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