How it all started...

KeyNest was founded in 2015 by Marc Figueras and Florian Hoven. It all started when Marc asked his local café to hold keys for his Airbnb guests, who’d be coming later that day. Today, KeyNest uses smart RFID fobs to manage keys for thousands of clients worldwide, both at their own offices and through an extensive network of KeyNest Stores.

  • Stores and Offices
  • Backed by the UK’s leading property companies
  • Airbnb HostAssist partners

Integrated solution for all your key management problems.

KeyNest Office is a unique key management system that tracks keys in and out of business premises, so you’ll never lose keys again.

KeyNest Stores hold keys locally and are typically used by Airbnb hosts and property managers.

Both products work seamlessly together so you’ll be able to manage all your keys in one dashboard.

KeyNest is backed by LiFE Residential, one of London’s leading Estate Agents, and part of the Galliard Homes group.

We joined LiFE Ventures’ accelerator program in 2017, as part of our second round of investment.

In November 2018 we were proud to win’s Small Business Grants initiative, and in February 2019 we were nominated for Best Service Provider at the Serviced Apartment Awards.

In 2017 we became the UK’s first Airbnb HostAssist Partner.

Thanks to our direct API integration with Airbnb, you can use your Airbnb account to manage keys at

Head over to the Airbnb website to check out our partner profile partner profile.

Our customers also use a wide range of other online travel agents such as and Tripadvisor.

500,000+ guests

checked in by KeyNest since 2016

2500+ Stores

available globally

Every minute

one of our keys is collected or dropped off


Alexandre Pelluau

Business Developer France

Audrey Vayssettes

Operations Manager France

Chetan Patel

Sales Manager UK

Edward Bate

Marketing & PR

Éléonore Siegel

Customer Service

Florian Hoven


Gabriella Lia Aragnouet

Country Manager France

Jalal Naqvi

UK Operations

Lucas Rodrigues dos Santos

Product Manager

Marc Figueras


Mia Schettino

Country Manager Italy

Oliver Harrison

Country Manager USA & Canada

Sanjay Suthar

Senior Software Developer

Sergej Amelin

Graphic Designer

Simon Soares

International Expansion

Soundra Gautreaux

Country Manager Spain

Subba Reddy

Technical Lead