Nakul Sharma

Founder and CEO Hostmaker

Nakul Sharma is Founder & CEO of Hostmaker, a platform for managed home rentals that takes the hassle out of managing short-term and mid-term rentals for homeowners. Launched in July 2014, Hostmaker is currently operational across nine global cities, from Barcelona to Bangkok, with a portfolio of over 2,000 properties. Working with partners including Marriott International, AirBnb, BNP Paribas and Zoopla, Hostmaker has hosted more than 325,000 guests since 2014 and has generated earnings of over £60 million for homeowners to date.

Nakul cut his teeth in international hospitality at Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Intercontinental Hotels Group. Having observed the significant changes happening in travel trends and the ever-increasing numbers of travellers choosing home rentals, Nakul saw the opportunity to bring the best of two worlds together; bringing a premium hotel touch to the home sharing industry. Since then, Hostmaker has grown from strength to strength, with the most credible investors in the hospitality, real estate and technology space backing this award-winning and ambitious Series B company; named the third-fastest-growing in the UK by Deloitte’s Tech Fast 50 Awards in 2018.