I have always been 5 to 10 years ahead in the vacation rentals industry and is also one of the most experienced thought leaders, having been in the industry since 2001.
I created an “Airbnb before Airbnb” lifestyle business 7 years before Airbnb and this funded my world travels for 10 years.
I was a digital nomad and had a travel blog before these terms were even invented.
I speak 7 languages.
When Airbnb disrupted everything I launched a startup serving Hosts and Property Managers but quickly realised there was a strong imbalance in the ecosystem, where OTAs have too much power and extract too much of the value.
In 2013 I got involved in Bitcoin and in 2017 I finally saw the light with Ethereum’s promise to create Decentralised Autonomous Organizations (DAOs).
I realised this is the internet for the next two decades and jumped right into it.
I set up on a mission to ride the wave of the new internet, where value extracting OTAs business models will become obsolete in a few years.