Hostfully - Vator Splash Spring Class of 2016

Mitos Suson · June 13, 2016 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/4605

Check out Jacoby's presentation on stage and the judges' feedback

Vator Splash Spring 2016 cohort Hostfully is a platform that helps hosts in the alternative lodging industry (e.g. Airbnb, HomeAway) create guidebooks that contain essential hospitality information for their guests - a "virtual concierge". Hosts share key home-sharing information, as well as local recommendations for food, shopping, entertainment and more - on mobile, web, and in print.

Among the judges were Jed Katz (Managing Director, Javelin Venture Partners,), Josh Elman (Partner, Greylock), Paul Arnold (Partner, Switch VC), Mark Goldstein (Managing Partner, Efficient Capacity), Cindy Padnos (Managing partner, Illuminate Ventures)

Thanks to our amazing top-tier Splash Spring 2016 sponsors: KPMGJavelin Venture PartnersSAP Startup Focus ProgramBread and ButterKapor Center for Social ImpactLyftAvison YoungTubemogulWendel Rosen and Dictionary.com.

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I am currently affiliated with Vator. I co-produce the Vator Events and enjoy the challenge. I am learning and growing a lot, being involved with Vator and I love it!

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Hostfully is a platform that helps hosts in the alternative lodging industry (e.g. Airbnb, HomeAway) create guidebooks that contain essential hospitality information for their guests - a "virtual concierge". Hosts share key home-sharing information, as well as local recommendations for food, shopping, entertainment and more - on mobile, web, and in print.

Hostfully opens up new sales and marketing channels for local businesses to reach tourists who are staying outside of hotels, a $100B market expected to grow 10% YOY through 2025. The host is "the last mile" to the alternative lodging tourist while they're on vacation, with enormous influence on the buying decisions of their guests.  Hostfully is tapping into this opportunity.

The San Francisco-based team comes from Apple, Google, and other successful startups. Our advisory board includes travel experts from Expedia, Vegas.com, SF.Travel, and Where (in-room travel magazine). We have traveled in home shares around the world, have hosted countless guests in our homes, and know the market well.

You can watch a 2-minute explainer video here: www.hostfully.com/video

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Noah Neiman

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Engineer that applies those problem solving skills to business problems and improving customer experiences.
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Paul Arnold

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Jed Katz

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Jed Katz is the Managing Director of Javelin Venture Partners. One of the pioneers of online commerce, Jed has spent his 20 year career developing, advising & investing in early stage tech ventures.
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Margot Lee Schmorak

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I'm Co-Founder of Hostfully focused on Product and Marketing
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Cindy Padnos

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Cindy Padnos is founder/managing partner of Illuminate Ventures, an early stage VC firm focused on enterprise cloud and mobile computing. A prior founder herself, she is an entrepreneurial enthusiast!
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Mark Goldstein

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Managing Partner, Advisors.fund Founder, Bad Ass Advisors
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Josh Elman

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Technical co-founder of Hostfully with full-stack software development experience.
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David Jacoby

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Seasoned executive; grew a startup as EVP of Biz Dev, and then COO, overseeing successful exit. I'm a world traveler, having staying in 37 homes in 27 countries. We are also home sharing hosts here in San Francisco and now the space well.