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From Apple Intern to Hospitality Tech Entrepreneur: How Margot Schmorak Built Hostfully

Meet Margot Schmorak, Co-Founder and CEO of Hostfully — one of the hospitality industry’s leading technology companies. 

Margot started her career working in marketing at Apple during one of the company’s most pivotal eras.  She remembers the launch of the very first iPhone quite vividly since she was the only person on the marketing team to NOT receive a phone since she was just an intern at the time.

In this conversation, Margot and I discuss:

  • The lessons she learned about marketing, startups, and company culture during her time at Apple
  • Where the idea for Hostfully first came from
  • How Hostfully grew from a digital guidebook to a full-fledged property management platform 
  • How much money Hosttfully has raised so far
  • Why she started a community for venture-backed founders who are also moms
  • The gaps she seems in the hospitality tech space
  • And so much more…

Learn more about Hostfully here

Listen to Margot’s Episodes of The Pitch Podcast

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