Zenefits meets Priceline for independent hotels.

Last Funded November 2015


raised from 81 investors


144,000 users and 346 hotel partners.
20% user growth month/month since launch.
Real growth will come when new software released in Q4.
1st hotel experience app built for independent hotels.

Our Team


Shariq Minhas

The CTO, Shariq, refers to himself as Stayful’s ‘resident nerd’. He has degrees in Math and CS and worked as an engineer at Hotwire, Expedia, Jigsaw (acquired by Salesforce), FanIQ (acquired by PulsePoint), and Zimride/Lyft before Stayful.

Cheryl Rosner

Cheryl was in the hotel business from a very young age with roles in revenue management,operations and sales and marketing. Cheryl worked on the Priceline beta with Kimpton Group in 1998 which inspired her to join the founders of when it was primarily a call center business and helped grow them into a billion-dollar company. She ran when it was acquired by IAC Travel and merged with Hotwire and

Cheryl joined the Expedia leadership team when the company was spun out under the Expedia Brand to run Expedia Corporate Travel which she took to profitability within the first three months. From there, she joined a secondary ticketing company called TicketsNow with their Series A as CEO. They focused on dynamic pricing and created a liquid marketplace which was a fantastic preview of what they’re building now at Stayful. They eventually sold TicketsNow for $265M.