Selina Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship
Rafael Museri Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2019 Builders + Innovators Summit
NEW YORK, Oct. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Goldman Sachs recognized Selina Co-Founder and CEO Rafael Museri as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Santa Barbara, California.
The company selected Museri as one of the top 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the three-day event, for successfully reshaping the hospitality experience for today’s travelers. Museri and his business partner, Daniel Rudasevski, launched Selina in 2014 with the mission of inspiring authentic and meaningful connections through the world’s first work, stay and play ecosystem. Over the past four years, Selina has expanded to 54 locations across 13 different countries, and plans to have over 130,000 beds open in 400+ locations by 2023.
Museri shares: “I’m honored to be recognized by Goldman Sachs alongside such a distinguished group of entrepreneurs. Daniel and I are on an amazing journey growing the Selina concept across the globe, from opening our very first property in Panama just five years ago to being present in so many places around the world today. It wouldn’t be possible without the passion and creativity of our team who are constantly creating special experiences for our guests every day.”
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For over a decade, Rafael and Daniel have been fully immersed in building global communities with their Panama-based real estate company Dekel, redeveloping struggling neighborhoods into vibrant communities. Inspired by their work, the duo launched Selina based on the concept of converting distressed assets into community-based and economically viable hospitality.
“I’m very proud of Rafi and Selina’s team. We really enjoy curating places that give travelers the most authentic hospitality experience possible,” says Daniel Rudasevski CGO and Co-Founder of Selina.
“True innovation is built from a diversity of perspectives and experiences,” said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “Our Builders + Innovators Summit brings together a collective of impressive future leaders who are striving to drive meaningful change. For 150 years, Goldman Sachs has supported entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. That’s why we are pleased to recognize Rafael Museri as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2019.”