Gregor Amon

Gregor Amon

Ex Pilot turned serial Entrepreneur
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Skills
  • Startups
  • Travel
  • Aviation
Experience
Hotel Data Cloud

Managing Partner @Hotel Data Cloud • Co-Founder

Central database for the distribution of hotel content (descriptions etc.)

Stakehouse

Managing Partner @Stakehouse • Co-Founder

The company builder & accelerator for travel startups

Amazing things Gregor's made
Simply Travel: a hotel room wholesaler with worldwide clients, aggregating over 50 global suppliers. Yearly turnover 15 million EUR, bootstrapped, break even after 3 months. (Operational since 2011)

Speakfree: an iOS/Android chat app, to help in the European refugee crisis in 2015.
Recommendations

Philip Gossmann CEO at Travis recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

When we started our company which is offering software products in the travel sector we had a lot of difficulties getting into the market. It is very hard to get high quality information for hotels (e.g. pictures or descriptions). These are very important factors for users to decide on which website they book at the end.
With Hotel Data Cloud there is finally something that helps startups in the very competitive travel market. Easy to access, affordable and most importantly high quality data. This makes is for as a travel startup in the booking sector so unique.

Andreas Gölkel COO at pixx.io GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Gregor and Kevin are expirienced founders and start-up company managers. It is always a pleasure to have them as business and/or discussion partners. I can highly recommend working with them.

Moritz Kaminski recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Hotel Data Cloud adresses a significant problem in a big market. Still this problem is unsolved and provides a big opportunity for their software application. Kevin has relevent experience in building up companies from his background. Together with his team I am very confident that they are going to build a great product.

Ralph Suda Co-Founder at Zaubercraft GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin is a glorious networker, a brilliant executor and over and over again he impressed me with his passion, dedication and his efficiency when doing things. Hence I´m sure he is the right person in the right place to make Hotel Data Cloud a success !!

Moritz Grumbach Advisor at Authoreon recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I got to know Kevin while he was still working in the VC business. Even then, he differed from many other guys in the startup-scene through his mondesty and down-to-earth accessibility, paired with a deep analytical and emotional unterstanding of what makes startups truly successful. Now, since he has founded his own startup with an industry-savvy cofounder, I had the honour to get an insight in their business model and their future ambitions. To me it sounds more than promising, since they are a) developing clear defined assets/solutions other parties will pay always be willing to for, b) they have a year-long industry expertise and are able to scale a big-data driven business, and c) they are both passionate and likeable guys that have worked together before. I wish this startup all the best and hope to get invited for a good booze after their upcoming and hopefully ground-breaking exit.

Tobias Tadysiak CEO at airbons recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I've been in touch with Kevin during his VC-time at PDV. During this time I could always rely on honest feedback, enjoyed having open and fruitful discussions and appreciate Kevin for giving me access to parts of his network.

Wishing Kevin and Gregor all the best for Hotel Data Cloud - it'll be a great success!

Julius Juerging recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin is a smart and passionate entrepreneur who has the right skillset to disrupt the travel industry. His VC background and his talent for balancing vision vs. daily operations make me confident that Hotel Data Cloud will be successful.

Stephan Beier Investment Manager at bm-t beteiligungsmanagement thüringen GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I know Kevin since many years as a well connected and reliable investment manager in the VC business. I strongly believe in his ability to identify market needs and opportunities and turn them into a successful business. With Hotel Data Cloud he addresses an interesting growth market with an innovative business model. Good luck.

Doug Griffiths Marketing at CPW/ EE/ Accenture7Allianz Joint venture recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

They are doing a great job helping this industry deliver a professional and fantastic service. A much recommended international firm.

Nicolas BARTHALON recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin is reliable and results-driven!

Hannes Mehring CEO at CrowdTV recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin and Gregor are best experienced guys focussed on hotel business as well as venture capital activities. I know Kevin for several years and I know him as a calm and accurate Manager.
With Hotel Cloud they started a business that's the logical next step of their main experience. I absolutely would use their services to advance my business skills.

Carlos Borges Guimaraes Fil CEO at TripRebel recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

We have been working with Kevin and Gregor for some time here at TripRebel and can only support their new effort with Hotel Data Cloud. Being a hotel booking engine ourselves we know how critical it is to have consistent data for each hotel property across the world and how hardly needed a product like Hotel Data Cloud is. Keep rebelling guys!

Rene Seifert recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I have known Gregor and Kevin for many years and they complement each other perfectly. Gregor possesses deep domain knowledge from previous ventures in this space, whilst Kevin brings a holistic view on the start-up industry to the table how to make Hotel Data Cloud fly from a large-scale perspective. Last, but not least, I do see absolute merit that this concept solves a critical problem for hotels which will help them market their properties in a more effective way.

Anton Werner Founder & Managing Director at Beach-Inspector.com recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I have known Kevin and Gregor for a couple of years now. The two are highly experienced in the online domain and very well connected. The team is execution driven and eager for success.

As I am in the online tourism field myself, I can only applaud them for coming up with Hotel Data Cloud. The idea tackles one of the major problems in the industry: good hotel content. In times where on-site conversion is the ultimate success factor, obsolete and inferior quality of hotel content - as it can be observed these days on many OTAs and meta searchers - is a huge burden. Hotel Data Cloud gives hotels back the control of how they present themselves to clients even on websites other than their own. This ulimately benefits not only the hotel but also the third party aggregator websites by boosting conversion rates.

Stefan Wendel recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I know Gregor and Kevin for a while now. We talked about Hotel Data Cloud in Detail and discussed a potential strategic Investment (which we are interested in). Gregor and Kevin make a great Team. Both have extensive successful and relevant experience and combine industry know how and company building skills. The product adresses a definite Need and the potential is global. Setting this up on the foundation on Gregors's established Network really gives HDC a proper heads-up. I see very good chances for a great success for HDC!

Cristo Pajust Director at muru-D Accelerator recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin has a great experience picking winning companies and helped others to succeed previously. Travel has always been his top interest and I'll bet on him to make this new venture fly high!

F Claussen recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin is very well connected, knows his stuff and is a strong executor. I have no doubt that Hotel Data Cloud will be a great success.

Ingo Horak CEO at TBA recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin is a brilliant strategist with hands-on business experience. Good to see him in a founder's driving seat!

Daniel dos Reis Senior Portfolio Manager at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I can highly recommend Hotel Data Cloud for the following reasons: Experienced team & with hands-on market insights, gettings things done attitude, solving a real problem in the tourism industry + having a very scalable product & business model.

Thomas P. Offner recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Execution is everything, hence Kevin is the right one to make this venture to a success.

Dr. Alexander Buchberger Managing Director at Senovo Capital Management GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

We have been knowing Kevin for couple of years. Great guy and company builder! Moreover, we have two travel investments done - we defintely believe that Hotel Data Cloud targets an interesting market with high potential

André Münnich CEO/CFO at fayteq GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

As CEO of fayteq and Rapid Venture Accounting, I used the services of Kevin as my personal assistant. I came to trust both his judgment and his ethical standards absolutely. He was quick to learn, quick to execute, met a severe time deadline, and handled arguments with difficult partners assuming a diplomatic air hard to imagine for his youthful years. Many young interns are intelligent. I found Kevin born with wisdom, which will serve him well.

However he was my liaison and I knew that I could rely on him to capture a spirit which would be both tasteful and productive. It was. I look forward to a day when I can again avail myself of your services. Trust is a valuable commodity these days. Without reservation, you have my highest recommendation.

Bernd Schmekel recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I can highly recommend Kevin. He is a smart and visionary guy. He is a leader with a strong network - He is the right person for success and has a great experience with companies.

Christoph Ortlepp Board Observer at B2X Care Solutions recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Great idea for a huge market and seemingly increasing problem. Would love to see this further developed and in the market! I have known Kevin for a while when he was still on the other side of the table. He really is an expert in this industry and with building startup companies!

Martin Weber Leader at EuropeanPioneers recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin has the audacity to change a broken system, he's eager to leverage his gained trust in the VC world as an entrepreneur and is certainly able to execute on challenges other would have been failed to overcome.

Jakob Pranter recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I have known Kevin for some time now and have been highly impressed by his deep market knowledge as well as his curiousness for learning new things. These traits combined with his committed and passionate attitude will surely lead HDC to great success!

Stephan von Perger Co-Founder at Zenjob recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin is a strong performer, very excited to see what he is building at HDC!

Sven Müller Executive Director at Rapid Venture Accounting GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

First of all I would like to say that I'm proud to see in which way Kevin developed himself. In 2006, Kevin was one of my first students at the Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany. I was his lecturer at that time. After founding our own company in 2009 we decided to employ Kevin for our Business Development Department. He combines skills - like abstract thinking, curiosity and a way of entrepreneurial thinking - with values like honesty and humanity. It is likely this unique combination that allows him to discover great opportunities like Hotel Data Cloud and assemble a business team which is characterized by trust. This team will surely succeed in building a successful, game-changing company.

I would recommend that anyone interested in connecting with future leaders .... should connect with Kevin.

Bastian Faulhaber recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

There are very few people with such a good market understanding and overview as Kevin. I can highly recommend him as a very reliable, fair and hard working business partner. It's always great fun to work together with him!

Matthias Anderer Managing Partner at Matthias Anderer GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I've known Kevin for several years now and can fully recommend him as a strategist as well as someone to get things done.

His domain knowlege will greatly help to make the endeavour a success.

Jana Scharfschwerdt CFO at someapartners recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

With both Gregor and Kevin, this business model could not be in better hands. It needs industry network and expertise as well as executional power. I know Kevin in his role as VC where he has been advising many entrepreneurs to help build great firms. He has seen mistakes as well as patterns of success ready to be applied in his own business with serial entrepreneur and travel expert Gregor. Above all, Kevin is trustworthy, passionate yet analytical equipped with the "WOO" factor (Winning others over) - helpful to get the best people on board for Hotel Data Cloud.

Isabelle Siegrist CIO at Startups.ch recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Knowing Kevin for the past few years, I have gotten to know him as a very smart, proactive, engaged, authentic and tenacious person who knows the travel industries potential well and has the needed company building experience to make Hotel Data Cloud a success! I can only highly recommend him as a great person to work with!

Luiza Dobre CEO at Komed Health AG recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Knowing Kevin for the past years, I got to know his strong analytical skills in evaluating business models and closing deals. His willingness to learn and to grow combined with his values, trust and respect makes him a successful entrepreneur and overachiever!

Sascha Eikelmann Partner at voucherwonderland- give a stay away recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

In times of less text and a more iconic driven decision making process- reaching the point of sales in e-commerce is merely been influenced on how your product looks. Because the product information of Hotels is that decentral and statically stored -it is one of the biggest challenges for OBEs in tourism keeping the information about their products up to date. We, as a warehouse for HotelVouchers, want these product to make our live easier and we know from our experience of working together with Kevin and Gregor- that they can do it. So… just a selfish wish 2 you both: go winning! ;-)

Till Kahlen Investment Manager at pd ventures recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Sharing three excellent years at pd ventures, I got to know Kevin very well. He combines an analytical mindset with strong networking skills. He is also the most dedicated, passionate and well connected VC I have met in all my years. Gregor, whom I met several times and whose opinion I highly value, is an industry-savvy strategist and serial-entrepreneur. He knows how to convert a great idea into reality. Together they form an unparalleled founding team that is highly capable of executing their ambitious goal: Disrupting hotel data management. I am sure that Hotel Data Cloud will be a huge success as well as a great member of any accelerator’s community.

Christian Sternitzke Venture Partner at TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I have known Kevin for a number of years now and genuinely appreciate him as a colleague. As I recently realized a project in the travel industry, I quickly noticed that Hotel Data Cloud addresses a real pain. There is even more potential beyond the scope which Gregor and Kevin currently address.

Fabian Leipelt Advisor at Cambridge Humanae recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Hotel Data Cloud tackles a growing problem in the travel sector and empowers hotels to take back the power of their data/listings while enhancing the experience on different platforms for their customers. Thus resulting in a better occupancy rate! Having met Kevin during his work in VC, he came across as a very passionate and curious person and smart in the way he approached technology.

Amadeo Gaigl CEO & Co-Founder at Boheme Digital GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Hotel Data Cloud provides a strong and powerful solution to a real problem of the hotel industry. Plus knowing Kevin as a great networker and his profound experience in company building, I know there are excellent values in the team for executing the full potential of that product. Having said that, I m certain that HDC will become a highly relevant player in that market.

Dennis Brüntje recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I have known Kevin for a couple of years and I highly appreciate him and his expertise in venture capital and business development. He has the necessary power, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial skills to disrupt the travel industry with Hotel Data Cloud.

Dennis Kirpensteijn CEO at VetStage recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I have known Kevin for the past 4 years. He is very passionate about what he does and always goes the extra mile to achieve his goals. The whole idea behind Hotel Data Cloud is great. Having worked in that area I can definitely see this eliminating huge pains. If someone can really make this happen, it is Kevin and his very experienced team.

Patrick Marksteiner Co-Founder at Leaf Systems GmbH recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin is a remarkable person with ambition, great experience and the ability to build strong relationships. I really like the whole concept of HOTEL DATA CLOUD looking forward to see it grow!

✷ Till A. Kaestner ✷ COO at Artisense recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Kevin & Gregor are very experienced entrepreneurs. I had the pleasure of various conversations about specific startup and investment projects with them and have experienced both individuals as highly competent, dat-driven, solution oriented and with great vision and integrity. I can recommend both for their entrepreneurial skills and mindset. All the best, Till A. Kaestner

Thomas Kösters Business Developer at EIT Digital recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

Having worked with both Gregor and Kevin during my time at Microsoft Ventures and beyond, I know that they both posess a extremely well-founded knowledge of the market segment they are targeting. In a growing online booking market Hotel Data Cloud is well positioned, especially given the synergies for data and customer access through the network of travel companies the two serial entrepreneurs are running. With the full dedication of both of them, I am sure Hotel Data Cloud will become an additional success case in their list.

Herby Marchetti recommended Hotel Data Cloud where Gregor is Co-Founder

I can highly recommend the founders team of Hotel Data Cloud - smart and visionary leaders with a strong network and focus on execution.