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Ex-TV host Eve Büchner’s fear of flying may make it seem illogical that she’d launch a startup centred on air travel. But maybe it’s exactly this fear that makes her so dedicated to ensuring every other element of the flight goes as smoothly as possible for passengers.

Launched in August last year, refund.me is the Potsdam-based startup dedicated to getting passengers compensation from flight companies when their planes are delayed or cancelled. It’s an idea that is well received by disgruntled flyers – the startup is already receiving 300 calls per day from around the world, with the app being downloaded in places as far-flung as Guadalupe and Australia.

We caught up with Büchner to find out why a career as a news anchor just wasn’t enough for her and how her number one goal is…

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