Francis Davidson

Co-founder and CEO


Co-founder and CEO

Francis Davidson is the co-founder and CEO of Sonder, a next-generation hospitality brand that recently reached a $1 billion valuation from its Series D funding round.

With thousands of beautiful spaces built for travel and life, Sonder is pioneering a new category of accommodations. Today, Sonder manages $4 billion worth of real estate and continues to grow rapidly — operating in more than 20 cities across six countries and welcoming hundreds of thousands of guests annually.

Francis has received numerous coveted business awards, including EY’s “Entrepreneur of the Year,” Forbes’ “30 under 30” and Inc.’s “30 under 30.” Additionally, Sonder was named “Most Innovative Travel Company of 2019” by Fast Company.

Francis studied Philosophy and Economics at McGill University. He enjoys science, art and literature, and lives in Sonders, full-time, in San Francisco.