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Hotel Communication Network

The most impactful innovation in guestroom technology is now rolling into the US. HCN is now installing tablets into 25,000 rooms in 3 major US markets!

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Currency CAD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 50
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
  • Website hcn-inc.com

Company Summary

HCN is a digital platform for the travel industry established by the installation of tablet computers into hotel rooms for use by the guests, hotels, and groups. Monetization from multiple stakeholders lets us drop the cost to our hotel partners, allowing HCN to capture the largest hotels in each market.

HCN's adoption in Chicago and San Francisco's largest properties show the effectiveness of this model, now rolling out across the industry.


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    Kevin Bidner
    President and CEO

    Kevin Bidner is a serial entrepreneur with major achievements in the technology industry. As a key leader and partner in 20-20 Technologies (sold for $450M in 2017) for 16 years, Mr. Bidner’s leadership helped bring 20-20 Technologies to its present world-leading position, with a 95% marketshare in the interior design industries, including Kitchen, Residential and Commercial design. Mr. Bidner joined HCN as CEO in 2008, as a founding partner.

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    Richard Carruthers
    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Carruthers joined HCN in January 2009 and took on a key role in the executive team as the company entered a key phase of business development and execution. Mr. Carruthers served as Vice President of Commercial Business Development at 2020 Technologies, a leading Canadian technology company. Prior to 2020, Mr. Carruthers was President of Facet, Inc. the North American leader in office software technologies.

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    Steve Brinn
    VP Hotel Sales

    The career of Mr. Brinn includes numerous sales, marketing, and operational leadership experiences in the hospitality industry. He began his career in Boston in sales with the Sheraton Hotel Corporation, followed by fifteen years with the Marriott brand, including the openings of three Marriott Hotels. During that time, Mr. Brinn received six awards for outstanding achievement in Marriott marketing within the Hotels and Resorts Division.


Previous Investors

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    Miralta LLP