Zurich: GuestReady has won the public award at the Venturelab Top 100 Swiss Startup Awards, with Flyability and Abionic also among the notable winners at the prestigious event.
To know more about the Top 100 Swiss Startup Awards, visit the website here.
The Top Swiss Startup Awards event is hosted annually in Zurich by Swiss startup incubator Venturelab.
The event draws entrepreneurs and investors from all over the world looking to discover the most promising and innovative Swiss startups of the future. To win, startups are handpicked and assessed by a panel of 100 leading startup experts and investors, including leaders from Ernst and Young, Credit Suisse and Helvetica Capital.
So far, the top Swiss startup award winners have raised a combined 2.6 billion in investments, 36 exits and two IPOs.
GuestReady CEO and co-founder, Alexander Limpert, said: “We are thrilled to win the Top Swiss 100 Public Award and would like to thank everyone who has voted for us. From a simple idea in Switzerland, GuestReady has evolved to become a global market player with the help of a strong and dedicated team.”
Switzerland is considered to be ‘the home of hospitality’, a reputation that goes as far back as the 18th century when it established itself as a major European tourist destination.
More recently, Switzerland has been building its standing as the world’s most innovative country and for nine consecutive years, the Swiss have occupied the top spot on the Global Innovation Index. The annual ranking report is produced by the United Nations World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and analysis over 129 countries is based on 80 key metrics.
Venturelab co-managing director Stefan Steiner said: “Given Switzerland’s leading position in both hospitality and innovation, it is almost logical to expect Switzerland to generate the next leading startup that brings technology and innovation to the hospitality industry. The top Swiss 100 Startup Award highlights the most innovative startups of Switzerland and to win the public award is no small feat.”
GuestReady was founded in 2016 by three Swiss entrepreneurs – Alexander Limpert, Patrick Degen and Christian Mischler.
The startup offers premium property management services to property investors, homeowners and Airbnb hosts. GuestReady’s clients have access to 24/7 guest communication, personalised welcome, concierge services, hotel quality linen and towels as well as other amenities, all designed to increase the performance of the property on the short-term rental market.
Its property management service is now active in 20 cities across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, with around 2,500 properties under management. The startup recently closed a Series A funding round for $6 million and in April 2019 it acquired Paris-based home-sharing firm BnbLord, solidifying its position as the leading Airbnb management company in Europe.
In July, the company was also named ninth in the UK’s top 100 Startups Index of new disruptive businesses launched in the last five years.
For more information about GuestReady, visit the website here.