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    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.

    Jan 9.2017

    Digital hotel concierge service Porter & Sail has acquired fellow mobile hospitality technology provider GuestDriven.

    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.

    PR NEWSWIRE - November 19, 2014

    New Mobile Web Service Offers Convenience & Personalized Perks for Guests While Empowering Hotels to Build Direct Guest Relationships.

    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.

    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.

    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..

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    HOTEL INTERACTIVE - November 19, 2014

    New Mobile Web Service Offers Convenience & Personalized Perks for Guests While Empowering Hotels to Build Direct Guest Relationships.

    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.

     

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    MOTHER JONES - March 26, 2014

    This new virtual currency aims to be the pot industry's bitcoin.

    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.

    TECHCRUNCH - March 14, 2014 -

    Potcoin, A New Cryptocurrency To Help Ease The War On DrugsPosted Mar 14, 2014 by Roger Huang (@Rogerh1991)

    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)

    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.

    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“.

    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.

    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.

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    The Branham300 is the definitive listing of Canada’s top public and private ICT companies, as ranked by revenues.

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