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Portier Technologies

Portier provides mobile guest engagement tools for the luxury hospitality sector; enabling clients to improve revenue, guest satisfaction and reduce opex.


Founded: 2016
Employees: 6
Quick Pitch:


Portier provides mobile guest solutions for the global hotel market. The Portier service offering is built around a custom smartphone placed in guest rooms providing guests with unlimited data connectivity, a simple interface to engage with hotel Concierge and the ability to instantly book hotel services. With the industry's highest usage rate and a data-driven marketing platform, Portier is the only guest amenity that drives bottom-line growth.



Deniz Tekerek

- Former Head of Hospitality at Hong Kong- based Tink Labs - Former Head of Sales at London-based Managed IT Services firm Netforte - Financed studies through an import-export fashion business, generating annual net profits of $50,000


Mark Pope

- Previously served as Managing Director, Dow Jones Asia & Publisher The Wall Street Journal Asia - Former Marketing Director at PC Magazine Group - Held senior product & sales positions in NYC, London and Hong Kong Mark's ability to develop a new product or feature set is second only to his passion for being in the market and turning prospects into satisfied customers. His P&L management experience ensures for effective ops and planning.


Ivan Kovacevic

- 5x Serial Entrepreneur (Portier Technologies, iOS Bootcamp, CodeTribe, CodeMind and Startit Centar) - Ivan has been serving as Portier's CTO since our company's inception. In addition to managing tech strategy and staff, his active involvement in EE's start-up community and technical faculties, ensures that Portier has terrific access to technical talent.

Head of Development

Lazar Pantovic

- Senior Database and Software Architect - SCRUM Master with 10+ years of programming experience in Java (Spring & Spring Boot)

Managing Editor

Ashley Niedringhaus

- ASME award nominated travel writer and frequent contributor to Travel + Leisure - Multiple writing assignments for luxury hotel properties, such as St. Regis and the Conrad - Features published in Real Simple, Redbook, Teen Vogue and more Ashley is based in Bangkok and brought Portier's Radar daily bulletin from concept to reality. Ashley has a great eye for talent as well as copy and has been securing contributors in new markets.

Head of Partnerships

Desmond Ko

- Former Vice Chairman of GSMA, the worldwide association for mobile telcos - Former senior mgmt of Hutchison Telecommunications - 25 years plus of telco experience, product, P&L and partnership management

Chief BD Officer ME & India

Faizan Khan

- Former VP at Etisalat - the Middle East’s largest telco company - Managed Etisalat’s Group Roaming in 17 countries - Led and implemented Orange’s Travel Program across 8 countries

Country Director - China

Joern Helms

- Joern relocated from Germany to China more than a decade ago as part of an expansive World Bank program focused on China's national banking and loan sectors. - Joined Bank of Taizhou, where Joern redeveloped the bank's small business lending practices, contributing to the bank's highly lauded loan origination process and overall business profitability. - Presently serves as an SOSV mentor, which is where Joern was introduced to Portier.


Mark Wong

- 20 + years experience in the hospitality sector - Presently serves as VP, APAC for Small Luxury Hotels of the World - Headed Digital & Marketing Division for Silverneedle Hospitality Group - Served in a number of key roles across loyalty, digital and branding for sector leaders, including Hyatt and American Express.


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