About This Episode

In just a moment you’ll  meet Evan Dolgow, Head of Predictive Hospitality at Jarvis ML. 

Jarvis ML was founded by the guys over at Google who built the machine learning platforms powering Google Ads and Payments. 

Evan and his team have a vision of democratizing the data and technology that OTAs have and making these tools and insights accessible to short-term and vacation-rental hosts in order to increase direct bookings.

Tune in to discover what short-term rental and vacation rental hosts can learn from the ecommerce space about building independent brands and moats.

Learn more about Jarvis ML here

Connect with Evan on LinkedIn

This week's episode is brought to you by Guesty for Hosts

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About the Show

Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  
 
You can subscribe, for free, at www.sponstayneous.com

Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.

About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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