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11C. Francis Davidson of Sonder... on millennial brands

How I Got Here - Inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel

Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year.Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade.But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically.Sonder was one of those sites that emerged in the wake of Airbnb's trailblazing in 2012. Yet it's model, strategy and focus is very different, as CEO and co-founder Francis Davidson is keen to explain.The company is now in the so-called "unicorn club" following its $210 million funding round earlier year, so is naturally under the spotlight as it expands and evolves.Davidson joins us for the latest episode of How I Got Here.HIGH is a weekly show produced by PhocusWire and Mozio, aimed at getting the inside stories behind startups and innovation in travel and transportation.Other episodes: on PhocusWire and Mozio.

4mins

31 Oct 2019

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11A. Francis Davidson of Sonder... on cutting out the fat

How I Got Here - Inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel

Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year.Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade.But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically.Sonder was one of those sites that emerged in the wake of Airbnb's trailblazing in 2012. Yet it's model, strategy and focus is very different, as CEO and co-founder Francis Davidson is keen to explain.The company is now in the so-called "unicorn club" following its $210 million funding round earlier year, so is naturally under the spotlight as it expands and evolves.Davidson joins us for the latest episode of How I Got Here.HIGH is a weekly show produced by PhocusWire and Mozio, aimed at getting the inside stories behind startups and innovation in travel and transportation.Other episodes: on PhocusWire and Mozio.

6mins

31 Oct 2019

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11B. Francis Davidson of Sonder... on regulations

How I Got Here - Inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel

Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year.Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade.But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically.Sonder was one of those sites that emerged in the wake of Airbnb's trailblazing in 2012. Yet it's model, strategy and focus is very different, as CEO and co-founder Francis Davidson is keen to explain.The company is now in the so-called "unicorn club" following its $210 million funding round earlier year, so is naturally under the spotlight as it expands and evolves.Davidson joins us for the latest episode of How I Got Here.HIGH is a weekly show produced by PhocusWire and Mozio, aimed at getting the inside stories behind startups and innovation in travel and transportation.Other episodes: on PhocusWire and Mozio.

2mins

31 Oct 2019

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11. Francis Davidson of Sonder (FULL SHOW)

How I Got Here - Inside stories behind innovation and startups in travel

Sonder has found itself at the center of perhaps the hottest sector in the travel industry this year.Some might argue that the buzz around private accommodation has never really gone away since the emergence of Airbnb and other brands at the turn of this decade.But the evidence suggests that investors are taking a significant interest once more in hospitality brands generally (Exhibit A: OYO) and alternative accommodation platforms specifically.Sonder was one of those sites that emerged in the wake of Airbnb's trailblazing in 2012. Yet it's model, strategy and focus is very different, as CEO and co-founder Francis Davidson is keen to explain.The company is now in the so-called "unicorn club" following its $210 million funding round earlier year, so is naturally under the spotlight as it expands and evolves.Davidson joins us for the latest episode of How I Got Here.HIGH is a weekly show produced by PhocusWire and Mozio, aimed at getting the inside stories behind startups and innovation in travel and transportation.Other episodes: on PhocusWire and Mozio.

46mins

29 Oct 2019

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A conversation with Francis Davidson (Sonder)

Made At McGill

This is a conversation I had with Francis Davidson when he visited McGill last year, and the subject matter spans across: The founding of SonderHis influences including Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff BezosHow building Sonder and living in San Francisco has changed his worldviewUsing VR to reshape educationThe 4 major activities he does to continue to develop his skills as an entrepreneur See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

31mins

8 Jul 2019