This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Hospitality startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Hospitality industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Hospitality Startups
Truman’s is a household company that offers non-toxic products that reduce shipping and plastic waste while effectively cleaning clothes. The company’s non-toxic solution for clean pants, plates, and potties.
Their four non-toxic surface care products for floors, kitchens, bathrooms, and glass. It aims to reduce single-use plastic bottles and truckloads in the cleaning industry by shipping concentrate-filled cartridges that mixed with water in reusable bottles at the point of use.
Truman’s was founded in 2019 and is based in Louisville, Kentucky, United States.. .
ROOMDEX automates, monetizes and ultimately simplifies the hotel room upgrade process by putting the power of choice in the hotel guest’s hands. Automation is the cornerstone of our pioneering hotel optimization platform.
ROOMDEX uses hotel reservation, guest data and its proprietary persona and price algorithms to deliver personalized digital offers, greatly enhancing the guest experience. It relieves hoteliers of the labor time required by other upselling solutions while delivering high margin revenue and a substantial ROI.
The company has signed its first 15+ clients and is scheduled to launch mid Q4 2020 with ROOMDEX UPGRADE OPTIMIZER. The company was founded early 2020 by Jos Schaap, Pierre Boettner and Denis Bajet, 3 industry veterans (Ex.
MICROS-OPERA (now Oracle Hospitality), StayNTouch, Shiji and Nor1) who together bring over 90 years of hotel software experience and innovation around integrations, PMS, revenue management, BI, mobile, self service and upgrade optimization software. “Helping Hotels is Our Passion!”.
OrderUp helps restaurants provide their guests with a safe and convenient dining experience. OrderUp’s solution includes: Digital menu s- optimized for mobile devices Contactless ordering – guests can submit orders directly from their browser – no app download needed Touchless Payments – guests can pay their bills directly from their device (via Apple Pay, Google Wallet or Credit Card) OrderUp helps restaurants increase revenues through faster table-turns while saving costs by increasing wait staff efficiency.
Our solution is appreciated by guests as it reduces the amount of contact with external items while dining – very important in today’s environment.. .
Casai is a startup in Latin America, merging smart home technology, and premium accommodation to innovate the hospitality industry. It is a real estate platform for fully-furnished premium apartments in Mexico City and is a hospitality concept designed for the nomadic generation.
Casai curates beautiful apartments that merge the design and comforts of a boutique hotel with the technology of a San Francisco home and the local ambiance of a vacation rental.. .
The Wonder’s design makes clear that the space has been created for families. Members enter to a Dyson-sponsored “stroller valet,” where they can park their strollers in a closet and return to oiled wheels and a full detailing.
The parents-only lounge connects to the café—serving wine and “milk flights” of regular, chocolate, and strawberry—through a hidden entrance, so parents don’t have to run past their kids yelling “Mom!” to get a drink. The bathroom boasts a deeper-than-usual sink for cleaning up diaper emergencies and a hand-dryer at kid level.
The track list will play clean versions of Beyoncé songs instead of the “Itsy Bitsy Spider.”. .
Kitch is the first of its kind commercial kitchen marketplace connecting underutilized kitchen spaces with the people that need them. The marketplace kitchens are perfect for delivery concepts, manufacturing, catering operations, video shoots, mobile food vending, menu testing, and more.
It also sourced from hotels, restaurants, clubs, commissaries, event halls, supermarkets, and ghost kitchen operations. Kitch was founded in 2019 and is based in New York, NY, United States..
While They love all travel, journeying ‘off-the-beaten-path’ — to places out-of-the-way or overlooked by the masses — invariably leaves the most powerful impression on us by facilitating a deeper, more personal, and more experiential form of travel which They believe profoundly reshapes Their relationship with the people and places They encounter along the way. Through Their own travels, we’ve learned how daunting, time-consuming, and frustrating finding, researching, and booking an ‘off-the-beaten-path’ place to stay can be, and felt compelled to act.
For likeminded travelers, They constantly and thoughtfully explore the world for inspiring and original places to stay — both near and far — and have designed a marketplace to vet, showcase, and activate dwellings that most appeal to the wanderlust in us all.. .
Building the infrastructure to automate procurement for the foodservice industry. The foodservice industry is a highly competitive market that relies on low-profit margins and manual dated processes.
Food distributors are using primarily phone calls, SMS, and emails to take orders from their customers, which leads to bad customer service, limited availability, and an unscalable business. Cerve is building an easy-to-use ordering platform for hospitality services and institutions that streamlines their ordering process, increase transparency and availability while creating automated and seamless sales operations for foodservice distributors..
TravelSquare launched it’s Market Place” reservation platform for booking products and services for the Hotel industry, Tour Operators, Travel Agencies, for the global travelers. Selection of accommodations and trips are based on Personalization on choice, on interest and on persona.
With a new generation aggregator- real time price comparison module we insure the travelers have full transparency of prices and insure they get the lowest price, always. Travelsquare has developed innovative services for Hotels and Tour Operator to increase their sales and profits.
The hospitality industry can now cross sell and up sell to each customer.. .
Finding an affordable, connected place to stay for a few weeks or months whilst you travel the world and build a career as a digital nomad is hard. Most accommodation markets only cater for short stays of a few days or semi-permanent renters for a year or more.
Self-catering, broadband-connected, extended stays are hard to find and even harder to book. Yet at the same time the accommodation industry globally has low occupancy rates, particularly in regional areas.
Nomad Stays niche travel platform solves this. Nomad Stays provides a one-stop listing and instant booking service for properties around the world that are considered ‘digital nomad friendly’.
Digital nomads, remote workers and location independents can now find and book their next stay easily and affordably.. .
We put the finest clubs and the likeminded people together, all around the globe! Our network, the world’s most exclusive night clubs, beach clubs and alpine clubs. We traveled far and wide in search of venues that meet our rigorous criteria.
We evaluate interior design, service level and most importantly – the entertainment experience, the so called the “it” factor. With Tabler you will be welcomed in any of the clubs which are put on the App, and skip the queue like a VIP, at the Club you get accepted.
Wherever your travels will take you, you will become part of an increasing circle of table hosts, networking and party people that share the same passion for the cosmopolitan lifestyle, exclusive venues and signature service. Tabler is the 21st century answer for connecting people all around the world with the finest and most wanted clubs.
The App is providing the ability for table hosts to extend their network and friendships by hosting other Tabler App members on his table. Hence, other ”party people” who are highly motivated of joining these certain clubs, will have the possibility to do so, without blasting their financial possibilities.
With our already very big existing network in the hospitality business, we are aiming to provide tables in the most popular cities all over the world, e.g. London, Barcelona, Dubai, Tokio, Miami, Los Angeles and many more.
Tabler simply links together, what wants to be linked together – party people who seek for a VIP table and networking and table owners who seek for more company.. .
About Us [ZEE-VOO] Zeevou is an easy-to-use online platform that automates hospitality management – from marketing, to booking, to operations. Replace your traditional channel manager and property management system with one unified hub.
Vision We’re causing a stir! No more commissions – no more middlemen. Just a monthly subscription cost for Zeevou’s integrated management suite, where we offer an evolving kit of online tools tailored to all your needs.
Simple, streamlined, and effective. Values We believe in people.
While the Zeevou team was formed with a focus on technical expertise and relevant professional experience, we also wanted to provide opportunities to those who needed them most. By choosing Zeevou, you’re not only choosing the best solutions for your business, but also investing in social mobility.
We work with small and medium-sized enterprises, enabling them to compete with large corporates by providing a level playing field powered by technology. Story Zeevou’s founder, Na’ím Anís Paymán, has made it his life’s mission to advance civilization – and kickstart things if they seem a little slow! After doing his undergraduate studies at Cambridge University in the Natural Sciences, he decided to expand his interests through business, growing a short term rental company to hundreds of units within a few years.
It was while he was dealing with the consequences of that rapid expansion that the idea for Zeevou was born. Designed as a lean startup with a focus on technology and innovation, Zeevou keeps ahead of the curve by using real life processes and feedback to update its features and functionalities.
BOH Technologies builds and designs point of service software for small and large commercial kitchens. The company is building the first digital eco-system for service providers in the commercial kitchen space.
Not to be confused with restaurant and dining, commercial kitchens are the backbone of all food preparation, BOH serves over 3000 commercial kitchens and counting.. .
Smart new way for guests to interact with hotels or AirBnBs during the stay. SmartHotel operates now on 3 continents, with first clients among budget hotels, big hotel chains, Holiday Resorts & Airbnb apartments.
SmartHotel helps – Sell more trips and activities – Reduce hotel staff costs by 30-40% – Build better stay-on spot-experience. – Offer more convenient method of communication than reception and room service calls – Gain more positive reviews.
Bubays provides young families in Indonesia with healthy fresh baby food delivered directly to their home. Bubays ensures that the babies get tasty food that includes all the necessary nutrients that they need at a young age.
The combination of convenience, taste, and science makes it a must-have food product for any young family in the region.. .
We are on a mission to create unique neighbourhoods that empower human connection and enable people to live a more fulfilled urban life. We rethink how cities work by creating neighbourhood networks of convenient and connected spaces to live, work and play.
We design, develop and operate these spaces through human and machine potential, creating walkable neighbourhoods for mixed-use communities, with a positive impact on people and place. Neighbourhood – Live well together..
Gidanka means “your home” in Hausa; one of the most widely spoken African languages. With our carefully designed, beautiful and functional homes and apartments, Gidanka is on a journey to transforming the face of hospitality in Africa.
Every Gidanka space is deliberately selected, designed and serviced to deliver comfort, privacy, excitement and convenience across fantastic neighborhoods. Whatever the space orientation or duration of stay is, Gidanka delivers unique and quality experience through efficient round the clock on-demand service.
We are expanding the frontier of accommodation for guests coming into and traveling across African cityscapes. Gidanka commenced operations a little over 6 months..
Heny is an online food aggregation and delivery app that is passionate about connecting people to the right food choices. They are creating categories that are out of the ordinary which will enable diners to discover new tastes in your neighbourhood.
They are also empowering millennial’s discover new unique restaurants by browsing through its cuisine category.. .
Mounty is an online discovery and booking platform for camps anchored by the largest network of privately owned campsites, adventures and travel providers. We aim to make the travel experience fun and seamless.
We do this through an amazing team of passionate travellers with years of experience and exceptional capabilities. We thrive to meet the high operating and service standards needed to exceed the expectations of customers.
Our staff is dedicated to connecting our customers with amazing camping experiences, all at a pocket-friendly price. We are a curious non-hierarchical team who believes in working as a whole to introduce your soul with the essence of nature.
If you’re a camp lover and just passionate to spend your days in the lap of nature, Mounty is here.. .
ToggleMarket is a B2B digital marketplace for hotel furniture, equipment and operating supplies. Through its technology-driven B2B e-commerce solutions; end users are able to specify, quote and source directly from vendors across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
ToggleMarket’s brand and product portfolio caters to the aesthetic and often highly unique requirements of the hospitality sector.. .
FloorNap is a website for low budget accommodations with restricting prices of accommodation to 15 euros per person. The platform showcases a variety of low-budget accommodations and promotes floor sleeping culture in sleeping bags.
The company was founded in 2019 by Rino Dubokovic and is based in Zagreb, Croatia.. .
We believe that PropTech is about people. treffen transforms the coworking experience, offering an affordable human-centric coworking solution for people to interact and get engaged in the real world.
We’ve partnered with leading hospitality brands as our real estate gathering point. Instead of paying rent, we drive foot-traffic of coworkers to hotels’ unused spaces, so they can generate revenue from selling services..
NEXT Events focuses on digitally connecting experts in hospitality with media partners hotel business and InspireDesign. It provides unparalleled events for the interior design industry.
The company was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.. .
Bonsai Hospitality Management
Bonsai was created after a trip to Florida, where Daniel spent the holidays with his family and rented an Airbnb for the first time. Expecting to find similar amenities and linens to a hotel, they were disappointed to find inexpensive flannel sheets (in Florida where it’s hot) and not enough towels for everyone.
Not to mention finding half-finished shampoo bottles in the washroom. This sparked the idea of creating a brand aimed at helping short-term rental hosts to properly and adequately furnish and equip their homes for hosting.
We wanted to bring high-quality linens and towels at an affordable price so that cost wouldn’t stop hosts from choosing price over comfort for their guests.. .
MyRobin.id is a recruitment platform for hospitality and restaurants where employers post job vacancies and post it to social media. Qualified candidates get notifications and apply for work and they are directly connected with the employers for a job interview and scheduling.
MyRobin.id was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia.. .
On-Demand Popup Restaurant & Drop-off Catering services for corporation, institution, and events. We provide various B2B tech-enabled foodservice solutions to corporations or large institutions from a variety of restaurants.
We are partnering with +200 restaurants to serve +80 Corporate buildings across the greater Jakarta area and Indonesia. Our mission is to enable F&B businesses to serve large institutions without hassle.
We are open to any visionary companies or individuals to join us in developing #KantinMasaDepan (Future of Cafeteria). .
EvrCare’s mission is to take care of your parents when you move away. We intend to take care of all senior citizens who are living alone, starting with India.
EvrCare is the first platform in Asia that brings senior citizens and millenials to live together and share experiences. It matches those who are looking for affordable housing with senior citizens who have a spare room, and can get their rent reduced by up to 30% by helping out with household chores..
Elevate is more than just a global travel brand. We are a quality mark for luxury travel.
We bring property owners more occupancy, visibility, and revenue through our proprietary software. We empower guests to book luxury stays in confidence..
Boutiq buys and manages luxury vacation rental homes using smart data. Boutiq is a vertically-integrated luxury vacation rental company.
We use data science to identify where to buy vacation rental homes with the best cap rate potential. Then we go further, using smart data to price and manage the hospitality experience and marketing of our homes for maximum ROI.
Our portfolio of homes are owned by Boutiq and set up to surprise and delight “aspirational luxury” travelers for optimal effect.. .
Sellar is the new trade ordering experience for breweries selling beer directly to trade customers. It offers an end-to-end experience for customers, which allows them to stay connected right through from order to delivery.
The company was founded in 2019 and is currently headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.. .
Settl is a technology-driven accommodation platform focused on providing a convenient and high-quality living experience for young millennials; We take the daily hassle out of rental accommodation so our members have more time to do the things they’re passionate about. From fully-furnished rooms, 24/7 power backups, enterprise internet, nominal deposit to all-inclusive rent, our coliving spaces will take care of all your needs.
We have an all-inclusive and caring community where people bond over movie nights, barbeque nights, yoga sessions, etc. Our curated events aim to bring the Settlrs together to form a closely-knit family.
We expertise in providing tech-enabled property management, residential solutions, convenient and community-driven platforms.. .
We offer the ability to travel lighter and have the perfect rental wardrobe waiting for you in your hotel closet – no extra shopping, packing, or baggage required –redefining the travel experience. What this means is that traveling no longer requires lugging around a heavy bag or sacrificing on style and needs due to limited space.
The lighter carry-on loads are helping in sanitation efforts (luggage isn’t changing hands or surfaces, no need to grab extra bins or open overhead compartments) while reducing the astonishing waste, pollution and emissions associated with creating new garments. We devote ourselves to providing Confidence, Convenience, Sustainability, Wellness, & Luxury to every traveler..
Triwey is a conscious travel platform that allows clients to find and compare worldwide sustainable hotel prices provided by leading reservation systems. Triwey provides aggregated information and the cheapest prices working together with some of the leading online reservation systems such as Agoda, Trip.com, Zenhotels, and Snaptravel.
We allow users to book and stay in sustainable accommodations thanks to our partnerships with global eco-label organizations, from the United States to Asia. Every time a booking is made on one of our partner’s websites we plant trees and donate to charitable causes at no extra costs for the clients.
We reforest locations all over the world, such as Africa, Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Spain, and a lot more and we support causes about education, poverty, healthcare, water projects, and ocean cleaning, directly from the most important and growing worldwide charitable organizations. The mission at Triwey is simple: allow the traveler to stay in worldwide green hotels at the cheapest prices knowing to be proud of supporting the planet and people who are in need at no extra costs!.
LocalBini is the go-to platform for cultural, fun and unique City Experiences across Europe with Locals. It is like “UBER” but for tours with verified locals.
From a secret boutique shopping Experience with a gemologist to wine-tasting with an expert sommelier, LocalBini.com features authentic city Experiences that people can book based on their interests (eg. architecture, foodie, nightlife, history etc.).
All Experiences offered on the platform are one-of-a-kind. They are created by private Locals who are selected through an extensive recruitment process.
Locals are free to create any kind of Experience they want, based on their interests and passion.. .
All your hotel projects, communications, messages, docs, tasks, education, SOPs, issues, and teams, working together. Smoother Internal collaboration Software for Hotels.
Boost employees’ productivity while increasing hotel revenues. Making hotels a better place to work..
Founded in Taipei after the outbreak of COVID-19, GoGo Spirit is now providing CRM with social tracking element & knowledge management services for the bar industry, which improves service quality and makes sure precious relation with customers stays. Before the current pivot, GoGo Spirit used to work on bartender delivery, cocktail bottles, and cocktail delivery services, with an aim to give people the right to enjoy their drinks with quality at any given time and support the living standard of bartenders.
Competition joined: HackAsia Finalist, Techstars Startup Weekend Taipei: The New Normal. .
Instabids is a mobile app that allows restaurants to bid, select the best instant discount experience for diners. The company’s application offer diners search results, couponing, and instant discounts, enabling users to get their appetite fulfilled while supporting local restaurants.
Their mission is to take the restaurant search and deal-making to the next step so that both restaurants and customers rightly deserve it. Instabids was founded in 2020 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, USA..
Chargefon is a Miami based company that provides a mobile-charging solution. We maintain a network of kiosks where users can check out and return a Chargefon portable charger.
Please download the Chargefon mobile application on Google Play or App Store.. .
Lodgeur powers multifamily hospitality: we help apartment buildings convert vacancy losses to cash flow. We’ll turn your empty units into flexible furnished lodging and manage them for you to attract a new type of customer, that values convenience and flexibility.
Our product, furnished living on-demand, gives travelers the service and consistency of a hotel with the spaciousness and function of a stylish home. It’s also perfect for people who hate moving and assembling furniture!.
Faredirect is a SaaS B2B company helping the travel industry to increase revenue from the sale of ancillary products using a revenue management system. This enables pre-departure ancillary products like luggage, seat selection, etc.
to be offered dynamically based on historical data and willingness-to-pay estimation per booking session. Ancillary revenues are key to the recovery of the travel industry.
The Faredirect vision is being a partner to reshape the travel industry of tomorrow.. .
Flysio is a new travel technology company. Flysio’s travel booking platform connects blockchain with the travel industry allowing customers to use their favorite cryptocurrency to make travel bookings in more than 200 countries.
Flysio Token (FLY) is a native currency of the Flysio travel booking platform.. .
Guestmeter is a cloud-based SaaS guest feedback management software sold on a monthly subscription basis to hospitality companies. It helps hospitality industry professionals capturing guest feedback by sending guest satisfaction surveys via international SMS, E-mail or printable QR Cards at the point of experience.
Guestmeter also identifies happy and unhappy guests before they published negative online reviews and turns your guest experience into more positive reviews on Tripadvisor or Google Reviews and other review sites. To start a free trial, visit https://www.guestmeter.com.
Alt Life Hospitality Pvt Ltd
Alt Life Hospitality is providing affordable accommodations for all your crazy adventures. Our hostels uplift the values of community living while maintaining high standards of hygiene and safety.
It’s the best place for you to chill, unwind, co-work and make new friends as you travel. Experience standardised quality, fun shared spaces, cafes, and uber comfortable dorms at affordable prices.
We make switching to your alternate life easier!. .
Funtastic is a mobile app that curates both local & travel plans, organized by theme. Find romantic date nights, scenic walks through town, explore cultural landmarks, indulge in a decadent foodie tour or sample the city’s best wine & beer; all for free and without needing to sign up for a tour group.
Use our plans or quickly remix them to suit your personal tastes.. .
Rubystone Hospitality is an initiative to provide quality Business to its Partnered Hotels & Resorts. Apart from providing Recognition to the Hotels on the National & International platform.
Rubystone Hospitality is a service Provider to its partner hotels in the Stream of Revenue management , Digital marketing, Social Media Marketing, channel management & offline sales apart from Consultation on Operating the Hotels & Resorts with Optimum operational & Economic Efficiency.. .
Fundok is a cloud based guest experience management platform that targets the fast growing market of short term rentals. Fundok platform enriches travelers experience by providing them with relevant and localized information about their destination as well as access to a suite of services such as food delivery, grocery, bookings and reservations, as well as essential information on their apartment and area.
FunDok platform enables short term rental operators to enhance their guest’s experience by building loyalty, diversifying their revenue and differentiating from competitors.. .