In our latest real estate tech entrepreneur interview, we’re speaking with the CEO & co-founder of Pillow, Sean Conway.
Without further ado…
What do you do?
I am the CEO and co-founder of Pillow. Pillow is a short-term rental service used by property managers and building owners to facilitate compliant home-sharing for residents of multifamily buildings.
What problem does your product/service solve?
By now you probably know that illegal short-term rentals are a widely prevalent issue in apartment buildings across US. We aim to solve this problem by allowing residents to host Airbnb rentals that are 100% legal and easy to manage, and that also honor the lease agreements set by building owners.
What are you most excited about right now?
I am extremely excited about our recent partnership with Airbnb to bring compliant short-term rentals to our San Francisco communities. I’m also thrilled about our new program, Pillow Price Guarantee, which provides new residents with peace of mind in earning guaranteed income for listing their apartments on Airbnb.
What’s next for you?
We are rapidly expanding and planning to launch our Pillow program in additional buildings across the US. I hope that more and more apartment buildings will see the value in home-sharing and join our mission to bring the sharing economy to everyone.
What’s a cause you’re passionate about and why?
I have incredible sense of gratitude that I was born in this country and had the means to start a company and turn my vision into reality. This has made me become passionate about providing a platform for those who might be less fortunate to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams or at least risk striving towards them. Whether I can provide education, idea development or funding, I like supporting striving entrepreneurs who also want to change the world by helping turn their ideas into reality.
Thanks to Sean for sharing his story. If you’d like to connect, find him on LinkedIn here.
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