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From Cleaning Toilets to $60 Million, How Amiad Soto Saw an Opportunity to Capitalize on the Growing Airbnb Economy with Guesty

From Cleaning Toilets to $60 Million, How Amiad Soto Saw an Opportunity to Capitalize on the Growing Airbnb Economy with Guesty

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Amiad Soto about how he built Guesty. Amiad shares advice on having perseverance, being optimistic, hiring, and the importance of taking care of your health as a founder.

Amiad Soto is co-founder and CEO of Guesty, one of the world’s largest property management platforms for short-term rentals that simplifies and automates all aspects of the property management process.

After launching the disruptor in 2013 with his identical twin brother, Amiad grew Guesty from a Y Combinator funded startup to an international enterprise headquartered in Tel Aviv with 10 global offices and 280+ employees worldwide.

Some Questions Kreig asks Amiad:

– What kind of businesses did you start before Guesty? (9:22)
– How did you come up with the idea for Guesty? (12:11)
– Do you remember how you got your first customer? (17:11)
– Was there ever a low point where you guys felt like Guesty wasn’t going to work out? (20:02)
– What advice would you give to a founder who is facing a tough time? (22:11)
– What do you think is the most important ingredient for an entrepreneur? (24:32)
– How do you get over the fear of starting? (27:36)
– If you could go back in time, what advice would you give yourself? (31:50)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Amiad’s background and how he became an entrepreneur (4:20)
– How Amiad started Guesty (12:13)
– Don’t start a company unless you are 100% passionate about what you are doing (22:19)
– Be optimistic, but also be able to assess risk in the right way (22:43)
– Just get the job done (24:45)
– Your team is more important than an idea (25:35)
– The importance of taking care of your health (32:33)

Connect with Amiad Soto:

LinkedIn
Guesty

See Also

Also Mentioned on This Show…

Amiad’s favorite quote:
“Buckle up. It’s going to be a long ride.”

Amiad’s book recommendation:
Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh

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