Our Story

Our story

Rethinking travel

No more complicated check-ins, unhygienic or soulless spaces. By combining state-of-the-art technology with high-quality standards and design, we deliver a new way of travel that is easy, friction-free and consistent with a purposeful guest experience.

Rethinking travel

State-of-the-Art technology

Our guests always come first

A scalable and cost-efficient operating model, focusing on what is beneath the iceberg, we automate 80% of processes. Through intelligent yield management, distribution and in-house operating systems we reduce the need for administrative tasks, thus significantly reducing operating costs and focus on what matters.

Changing the way our guests feel about travel


Our investors

COSI is backed by two Technology funds, e.Ventures and Cherry, representing reputable German family offices (Otto and Miele) and more than 30 technology entrepreneurs such as the Zalando founders. Other investors are entrepreneurs and experts from the travel, real estate and hospitality industry, including Nils Regge (founder of HomeToGo and Dreamlines), Gleb Tritus (MD Lufthansa Innovation Hub), Manuel Stotz (founder of Kingsway Capital), Mato Peric (founder of Immo), Andreas Brehmke, Loric Ventures, and Lions Venture.

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Our
team

Christian

Gaiser

Tech entrepreneur & angel investor. Founder and CEO of kaufDA, leading drive to store platform, later named Bonial Group and sold to Axel Springer. Grew up in a family hotel business in Germany’s black forest. Graduated from WHU.

Konstantin

von Brockhausen

Entrepreneur with experience from a San Francisco based start-up. Internships in investment banking, consulting and Dax 30 company. Graduated with a master’s in general management from WHU.

Julius

Anders

10-years of experience in boutique and lifestyle hotel openings and operation across Europe and UK. Graduated with a bachelor’s in international business in hospitality and tourism management from the César Ritz College in Switzerland and attended the general manager program (GMP) at Cornell University, USA.

Moritz

Wolff

Entrepreneurial experience from San Francisco based tech start-up, Venture Capital in Germany. Identical twin and co-founder of the largest German student conference. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Mannheim.

James Duncan

Gibson

2 years of experience as head of operations for south Germany at McMakler and internship at PwC in real estate transaction services. Graduated with a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Marijana

Mustra

Web developer with a focus on front end, with 10 years of experience in hospitality and tourism across Croatia, UK, Turkey and Germany. Graduated with a masters in marketing from the University of Zagreb.

Inga

Svinhufvud Laudiero

After 9 years at Morgan Stanley in London, with a passion for design, she embarked on a career change studying interior design at UAL, real estate at MIT and co-founded a sustainable DTC fashion brand. Graduated with a Master of Science in economics from Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden.

Anastasiya

Sorocheva

10 years of experience in hotel design, working at Soho House, Conran & Partners and Tom Dixon. Founder of Studio Ana where she manages luxury residential projects. Graduated with BA in interior design from Istituto Marangoni and an MA in product & special design from Kingston University.

Lisa

Holler

Worked at the award winning Studio Ippolito Fleitz Group in hotel and retail design as well as in luxury residential projects. Diploma in Architecture at the Technical University of Munich. Postgraduate interior design education at University of Arts London.

Sven

Küstermann

Business development manager, developed the department for land and project brokerage at McMakler. Completed a 3-year apprenticeship at HSBC Global Asset Management in Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and London. Graduated with a bachelor's from WHU incl exchange semester at EDHEC Business School in Nice, France.

David

Slawinski

5 years of experience in travel and hospitality, with a focus on operations for hotels and Airbnb’s in the Czech Republic and China. Has empathy for every guest, which is demonstrated in his authentic people come first approach. Graduated from the Aarhus University with a bachelor’s in Marketing Management and at the 淡江大学 (Tamkang University) in Asia-Pacific studies.

Gerhard

Maringer

Founder and developer of a FX­hedging tech platform (ForexFix), sold in 2019. Tech and IT team lead at Hypoport, a marketplace for real estate loans. Technology Consultant at Deutsche Bank and KfW. Graduated with a master’s in business informatics from Johanne Kepler University, Linz, Austria.

Carmen

Lopez

6 years of experience as a human resource manager, working for both international companies and financial institutions. Graduated with a master’s in management from Malaga University, Spain. Coming from a family with the father being a hotel director and the mother a director of sales in real estate.

Luca

Demmel

5 years of experience in software engineering for various companies, ranging from early-stage startups to big cooperations like Mediengruppe RTL and real.digital. Graduated with a bachelor’s in business information systems and computer science in Cologne and Los Angeles.

Esther

Fischer

3 years of experience including business analyst at consulting firm Accenture, entrepreneurial experience in a Berlin-based start-up and Lufthansa Innovation Hub. Took part in university programs in Shanghai and Williamsburg, USA. Graduated with a Master in Entrepreneurship from WHU.

Anastasiia

Gurina

Born in Ukraine, recent graduate with a Master of Science in industrial management from Hochschule Mittweida, Germany. Experience in international companies and a professional photographer for over 6 years

Dimitri

Chandogin

12 years of experience in Real Estate, Private Equity & Investment Banking. Built the private equity investment arm for JSCF Sistema in Europe. Founder of DOC+, Russia's leading digital healthcare-science provider. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Maastricht university of economics and business.

Kirill

Schitomirski

9 years of experience as a real estate lawyer, both with Clifford Chance and the German law firm GSK Stockmann, practising in Germany, Luxembourg, United Kingdom and France. Graduated with state exams from Humboldt University of Berlin.

Marcus

Forrest

11 years of real estate, business development and digital experience starting at Engel & Vöckers, working as Sales Director with Verlag Der Tagesspiegel GmbH and Head of Sales with Scout24. Graduated with a diploma in marketing and communication from LLoyd Tucker Management Academy

Daniil

Naumetc

5 years of experience in software development, from Web to Artificial Intelligence. Co-founded two companies in the fields of digital marketing and web design. Born in Saint-Petersburg and studied automation engineering in Finland at Häme University of Applied Sciences.

Vedran

Pokorni

13 years of experience in hotel operations, quality management and housekeeping. Ranging from select service to five-star hotels in Europe, Asia and North America. Graduated with a Bachelor’s in International Business in Hospitality and Tourism Management from César Ritz Colleges in Switzerland.


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