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6 Hilarious Cryptocurrencies That Are Actually Worth Something
January 19, 2017
What is astonishing is how well PotCoin is doing even 3 years after it’s launch. It is ranked number 36 based on market cap, which is a whopping $4m.
Porter & Sail buys mobile engagement service GuestDriven!
Digital hotel concierge service Porter & Sail has acquired fellow mobile hospitality technology provider GuestDriven.
HOTEL APPS TAILORED TO WHAT A GUEST WANTS
THE NEW YORK TIMES - October 11, 2014
The first generation of hotel smartphone applications was about as useful as a flimsy shower cap: nice idea, poor execution. Now, the next iteration is proving more powerful, giving guests incentives to download them, if only for the length of their trips.
GUESTDRIVEN’S REVOLUTIONARY NEW EXPRESS PRODUCT EMPOWERS
PR NEWSWIRE - November 19, 2014
New Mobile Web Service Offers Convenience & Personalized Perks for Guests While Empowering Hotels to Build Direct Guest Relationships.
GUESTDRIVEN RAISES $3M TO GIVE HOTELS GUESTS’ SOCIAL MEDIA INFO
FORBES - February 16, 2014 -
Most hotels these days get their bookings through a site like Expedia and feedback from guests via Yelp, making it hard for them to keep track of who has stayed before and whether they had an amazing or mediocre experience. Canadian startup GuestDriven aims to change this by providing a real-time platform for guest and hotel to communicate throughout their stay.
YEP, THE MONTREALER WHO INVENTED POTCOIN
BETAKIT - May 26, 2014
Grab the Doritos bag while reading this article for full effect. Here in Canada we produce entrepreneurs of the “highest” innovative spirit.
3 SUCCESSFUL WAYS HOTELS USE MOBILE APPS TO ENGAGE GUESTS
HOSPITALITY NET- June 2, 2015
Last year, The James Hotels—which has properties in Chicago, Miami, and New York City— released The James Pocket Assistant by GuestDriven..
GUESTDRIVEN + REVIEWPRO TO HELP HOTELS BETTER SERVE GUESTS
VIRTUAL-STRATEGY MAGAZINE - April 29, 2015
Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) - Award-winning guest engagement technology leader GuestDriven today announces a new collaboration with ReviewPro, the world-leading provider of guest intelligence to the hospitality industry.
HOW SMART DEVICES CAN REWIRE BUSINESS PROCESSES
BASELINE - March 25, 2015
Smart devices are at the core of a growing universe of machines, sensors and systems that redefine business processes. But success requires vision and planning.
GUESTDRIVEN, ESTIMOTE DELIVER IBEACON TECH TO HOTEL INDUSTRY
TRAVEL DAILY NEWS - December 5, 2014
GuestDriven, a leading hospitality mobile solution provider, announced a partnership with Estimote, developer of Beacon sensors, to deliver iBeacon technology to the hotel industry.
GUESTDRIVEN PARTNERS WITH ESTIMOTE TO DELIVER IBEACON TECH TO HOTELS
FIERCE WIRELESS TECH - December 4, 2014
With a little help from iBeacons, hotels just might win back customers. That’s part of the thinking behind GuestDriven’s drive to deploy the technology in more hotels.
GUESTDRIVEN EXPRESS EMPOWERS HOTELS WITH MOBILE CHECK-IN AND UPGRADES
EHOTELIER - November 20, 2014
GuestDriven, a leading hospitality mobile solution provider, has launched Mobile Check-In and Upgrades through its new GuestDriven Express mobile web service.
GUESTDRIVEN’S NEW EXPRESS PRODUCT DESIGNED FOR MOBILE CHECK-IN AND UPGRADES
HOTEL INTERACTIVE - November 19, 2014
GUESTDRIVEN LAUNCHES MOBILE CHECK-IN TO HOTEL GUESTS CAN SKIP THE FRONT DESK
TECHVIBES - November 19, 2014
GuestDriven Express requires no downloads and provides hotel guests with the ability to check-in up to 24-hours before arrival, upgrade rooms, access a host of personalized up-sell promotions on amenities, check-out or instant message front-desk personnel—all from a mobile device or desktop computer.
GUESTDRIVEN HONORED BY CIX TOP 20
BUSINESS NEWS NETWORK - October 21, 2014
The 2014 CIX Top 20 is a showcase of the hottest, most innovative Canadian companies in ICT and Digital Media. Companies are chosen by a selection committee of professionals in the finance and technology industries.
ROOMKEYPMS & GUESTDRIVEN FORM PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE HIGH-LEVEL GUEST ENGAGEMENT FOR HOTELS
ROOMKEY PMS - September 25, 2014
RoomKeyPMS and GuestDriven have announced… a partnership between the two companies, which will provide hotels with a powerful mobile guest engagement platform integrated with the industry’s leading property management software.
GUESTDRIVEN ENTERS PARTNERSHIP WITH DESIGN HOTELS
GUESTDRIVEN HONORED IN "TECHVIBES-20"
December 2014 Edition – Powered by GoToMeeting
The Techvibes 20 is a bi-monthly list of the hottest and most promising tech startups across Canada. The list is carefully curated by Techvibes editorial staff and reflects who's making waves in our nation's tech ecosystem right now.
GUESTDRIVEN UPGRADES APP, NOW SERVICING 115 HOTEL PROPERTIES
BETAKIT - June 19, 2014
Montreal’s GuestDriven has released the latest version of their mobile guest engagement platform, with new features including commission-free booking, pre-arrival check-in, and smart campaigns.
TWO MORE BITCOIN ATMS POP UP IN MONTREAL
BETAKIT - May 27, 2014 -
ATMs that spit out various types of cryptocurrency have been all the rage lately. Yesterday we wrote about how Montreal entrepreneur Joel Yaffe and his “PotCoin” cryptocurrency group had installed two PotCoin ATMs in Denver, Colorado.
JAMES POCKET ASSISTANT LETS YOU DO ANYTHING, TALK TO NOBODY
HOTEL CHATTER - May 20, 2014
Welcome to the brave new world of 2014. Where self-checkout stations at your local pharmacy are the norm, not the exception. Where you can text the restaurant with your dinner reservation.
FRICTIONLESS MOBILE EXPERIENCE
EHOTELIER - May 20, 2014
To dive further into what the next gen has in store and what consumers will come to expect in the near future, I drafted Anthony Zebrowski, CEO and co-founder of GuestDriven, to help fill in a few blanks. As its name might imply, GuestDriven builds customized mobile engagement platforms for hotels.
JAMES HOTELS LAUNCH POCKET ASSISTANT POWERED BY GUESTDRIVEN
HOTEL MANAGEMENT - May 15, 2014
The James Hotels has launched The James Pocket Assistant, a new mobile experience provided by GuestDriven, offering business and leisure guests an easy and efficient way to discover the hotel’s amenities and special offers.
BANKS WON'T DO BUSINESS WITH LEGAL MARIJUANA SELLERS. ENTER POTCOIN.
MOTHER JONES - March 26, 2014
This new virtual currency aims to be the pot industry's bitcoin.
POTCOIN, THE CRYPTOCURRENCY THAT COULD SOLVE THE MARIJUANA INDUSTRY'S BIGGEST PROBLEM
POLICY MIC - March 24, 2014
In response to legal marijuana's biggest challenge — burdensome federal regulations that inhibit legal marijuana shops from doing business with banks — a small group of Montreal developers led by Joel Yaffe has created an alternative currency called PotCoin.
HELP END THE WAR ON DRUGS WITH THIS NEW CRYPTOCURRENCY
TECHCRUNCH - March 14, 2014 -
Potcoin, A New Cryptocurrency To Help Ease The War On DrugsPosted Mar 14, 2014 by Roger Huang (@Rogerh1991)
HOTEL HELPERS GUESTDRIVEN RAISES $3 MILLION SEED ROUND
BETAKIT - February 18, 2014
GuestDriven, a Montreal startups that helps hospitality brands build guest engagement, loyalty and drive advocacy, has raised a seed round of $3 million. The rapidly growing hospitality software solution provider attracted investors Plaza Ventures, Real Ventures, Structure Capital and hospitality angels including Tony Cohen (CEO of Global Edge Investments), Bob MacDonald (Maritz Loyalty), Joe Poulin (Expedia)
GUESTDRIVEN ATTRACTS $3 MILLION IN FUNDING FOR MOBILE PERSONALIZATION TOOL
SKIFT - February 18, 2014
Montreal-based GuestDriven, which offers hotels personalization software to spur guest spending, attracted more than $3 million in funding. The investment round was led by Plaza Ventures, Real Ventures and Structure Capital with additional participation by technology and hospitality angels Tony Cohen (CEO of Global Edge Investments and an executive vice president at Crescent Hotels & Resorts)...
DEALS OF THE DAY - GUESTDRIVEN
FORTUNE - February 18, 2014
GuestDriven, a Montreal-based platform for real-time hotel guest interaction, has raised C$3 million in Series A funding. Backers include PlazaCorp, Real Ventures and Structure Capital.
MASHABLE GIVES NOD TO MONTREAL’S I CAN GO WITHOUT IN TOP CHARITY APPS
BETAKIT - January 2014
Looks like British-American tech and social media news blog Mashable is keeping a close eye on Montreal-based startups lately. Just last month it named InfoActive to its 2014 Kickstarter gadgets to watch list. Now it has selected Montreal’s I Can Go Without as one of its “6 Apps That Fit Charity into Your Daily Routine“.
6 Apps That Fit Charity Into Your Daily Routine
MASHABLE -Jan 2014
The simple app has become one of the most efficient fundraising tools for its charity partners, which include Thirst Relief International, ONEXONE and SightSavers. The app keeps 6.9 cents of each donated dollar for operating costs.
Geeks of the week
MONTREAL GAZETTE -June 13, 2011
Zebrowski teamed up with (from left) Marco de Stefani, Mihai Frimu and software creator Joel Yaffe to launch mConcierge, a company that designs customized smartphone applications for high-end hotels. The Gazette profiled the company back in July, but since then, it has grown steadily, and opened up a second office just outside Paris.
Working with amazing teams..
You can create award winning products.
CIX TOP 20 - 2014
CIX Top 20 showcase celebrates Canada’s hottest innovative companies. Chosen by an expert panel of innovation leaders, 20 technology companies are judged on a number of key factors, including product/service offering, depth of management, market opportunity and business models.
BRANHAM 300 Top Tech Companies 2011
The Branham300 is the definitive listing of Canada’s top public and private ICT companies, as ranked by revenues.
ICT TOP 25 - Backbone
The best of everything in Canadian tech .
Macworld 2007 - 2008 - Apple Best in Class Service
AppleCare Field Service Award - Most Improved Service Provider.
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