Philip Kennard

Co-Founder & CEO

Futurestay

Co-Founder & CEO

Philip is a software engineer and technology entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder and CEO of Futurestay, the Operating System for Short-Term Rentals.

Futurestay is the leading technology platform for independent managers with under 20 units, providing the structure to help the industry’s largest segment professionalize and succeed.

Prior to building Futurestay, Philip created disruptive technology products for global leaders including Columbia University, Renaissance Properties and Brookfield Properties. He then founded and sold a tech venture focused on reducing the complexity of digital distribution for small businesses.

Futurestay automates over 30k properties, is partnered with every major OTA and has raised $6M in venture capital with backing by Newark Venture Partners, Brand New Matter, New York Angels and Harvard Business Alumni Angels.

Futurestay is the most-awarded tech platform in vacation rentals, and has been recognized as ‘Innovator of the Year’ by the Vacation Rental Mgmt Association, ‘Innovation Fast Track Winner’ by American Resort Developer Association, ‘Hot 25 Travel’ by Phocuswright and ‘Top 20 Travel Startups’ by Skift, among many others.