Kurien Jacob

Managing Director
Highgate Technology Ventures

2023 Phocuswright Conference speaker

Kurien Jacob Managing Director
Kurien spearheads HTV (Highgate Tech Ventures) as Managing Director and Partner. HTV is a strategic value-added Travel Technology investment firm that makes venture and growth equity investments.

Prior to launching HTV, Kurien was Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) at Highgate Hotels, a universally recognized hospitality industry leader today. During his tenure as CRO, he built Highgate’s revenue management team, platform and distribution capabilities whilst innovating with technologies that supported the core business.

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 AI based pricing and revenue intelligence solution, and Cendyn – an innovator in CRS, Distribution, CRM 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, payments and contracting platform. Kurien actively participates in Board meetings and/or strategic meetings of various other portfolio companies namely Wheelhouse, Noise Aware, Safely, Marqii and Uplift. He is actively involved in the full-scale commercialization and adoption of HTV Portfolio technology companies across the industry.


Tuesday, November 14, 2023
4:20 PM – 4:45 PM MST

Executive Panel: The Boom is Dead. Long Live the Boom!

Just when investors were focusing on substance over hype, advances in AI seem ready to set off another boom cycle. Our panelists discuss funding innovation in the age of AI and balancing it with investing in the basics.

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