Kurien Jacob

Principal
Highgate Ventures

2021 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Kurien Jacob Principal
Kurien spearheads Highgate Ventures – A Travel Technology investment firm. Prior to launching Highgate Ventures, Kurien was Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Highgate Hotels. During his tenure as CRO, he built Highgate’s revenue management team, distribution and technologies supporting the core business. Highgate is now a universally recognized hospitality industry leader. He has over 15 years of experience in Revenue Management & Distribution and is regularly called upon as a featured speaker at top industry events.

In addition to his responsibilities at Highgate Ventures, Kurien serves on the Board of several software companies in the travel and hospitality ecosystem. These include OTA Insights – a state of art data & intelligence platform, LodgIQ – an innovative automated revenue and pricing solution, and Pegasus – an innovator in CRS, Distribution and Ecommerce technology. He is also on the board of HostnFly – a tech enabled player in the short-term rental space in France, Seven Rooms – a restaurant reservations and marketing automation company, and Hotel Trader – A fully automated B2B Distribution platform. Kurien is actively involved in the full-scale commercialization of Highgate Ventures Portfolio technology companies along with leading the travel tech investments.