About Us

Autohost is leading trust and safety in the hospitality industry.

Everyday, the hospitality industry opens its doors to strangers, leaving it vulnerable to parties, property damage and criminal activity. To mitigate these kinds of issues, Autohost is giving property managers the tools they need to verify transactions and minimize external risks. 

By combining short-term rental industry expertise with the ironclad defense of cybersecurity, we created an intelligent guest-screening system that assesses reservations in a legal and non-discriminatory way. Using AI, we analyze every element of the booking to determine its risk level. We then augment this analysis with background checks, ID verification and multiple behavioral tests, to make sure guests are exactly who they say they are.

We help property managers trust their guests, so they can remove booking restrictions, increase occupancy and scale their business.


To be the #1 software for facilitating and verifying online transactions without discrimination.


Innovate and apply advanced technologies to create ethical screening solutions for global businesses.


How we got started

In 2016, our co-founders, Ela Mezhiborsky and Anton Zilberberg, launched a successful property management company in Toronto, Canada. The goal was to offer luxury and hassle-free accommodations for fellow travellers. But as the company scaled, we dealt with a ton of incidents caused by bad reservations: out-of-control parties, property damage, massive cleaning bills and fraudulent bookings. The tipping point came when a criminal gang hijacked one of our properties, bringing in illicit drugs and automatic weapons.

With no available solutions in the short-term rental industry, Ela and Anton created their own. Pulling in cybersecurity expert and long-time friend Roy Firestein, the trio built Autohost. 

An intelligent guest-screening and automation platform, Autohost was born out of necessity. Bringing together the expertise of the short-term rental industry with the ironclad defense of cybersecurity, Autohost creates a scalable process to review your reservations and keep your properties safe.

The Autohost Guarantee 

Protected Properties

Keep your properties safe from parties, damage and more.

Improved Guest Experience

Focus on keeping guests happy rather than screening reservations.

Increased Revenue

Remove booking restrictions to open new revenue opportunities.

Complete Automation

Streamline success by automating your screening and check-in process.

Business Growth Opportunities

Acquire more units without compromising on safety.

Trusted Reputation

Make your brand synonymous with trust and safety.

Our team


anton zilberberg

Anton Zilberberg


In loving memory of our founder, friend and inspiration.

Autohost - Ela Mezhiborsky

Ela Mezhiborsky

CPO and Co-Founder

Autohost - Roy Firestein

Roy Firestein

CEO and Co-Founder

Autohost - Sean Blenkhorn

Sean Blenkhorn

Head of Growth

Autohost - James LaRiviere

James LaRiviere

Success Manager
Autohost - Mackenzie Kearnan

Mackenzie Kearnan

Marketing Manager
Autohost - Andrew

Andrew Cruickshank

Marketing Associate
Autohost - Belle Veloso

Belle Veloso

Customer Support
Autohost - David Cubar

David Cubar

Customer Support

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