Sonder

Sonder is a next-gen hospitality company with thousands of beautiful spaces built for travel and life in cities all over the world.

Inovia’s Full Stack team has developed a strong perspective and depth of knowledge in the travel space, and so when the opportunity arose to participate in Sonder’s Series D growth round, we were excited to dig in. With an exceptional understanding of the shifting dynamics in hotel accommodations, a rigorous mindset, attention to detail, and a vision for the future, Sonder Co-Founder Francis Davidson and his team have rapidly built a powerhouse brand. Their truly people-first and experience-first mindset is reshaping the future of travel and cities in a way that resonates with our own people-first investment approach. From the company: 

Each of Sonder’s thousands of spaces across the globe is purposefully selected, designed and maintained directly by Sonder. Whether a stay is two days, two months or two years, in a studio or a six-bedroom, Sonder ensures a unique, yet consistent experience. By forging relationships with communities, developers and local governments, Sonder enhances each city’s culture and vibrancy. 

  • For cities, Sonder partners with developers to renovate blighted properties and stabilize new construction.

  • For businesses, Sonder encourages visitors to discover cities by suggesting nearby shops and eateries.

  • For local economies, Sonder’s employee footprint in each market results in millions of dollars annually spent on salaries, vendors and suppliers.