Stayabit Token Sale

A blockchain-backed platform for the trillion dollar apartment rental industry.
NOV 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST
2017-11-09 11:00:00 2017-11-10 00:00:00 America/New_York Stayawhile Token Sale Stayawhile is launching the Stayabit, an ERC-20 Ethereum token, which will be sold in a crowdsale beginning on November 9th and ending on December 11th. We will be combining blockchain-based utility tokens and furnished apartment rentals designed for flexible housing. This token sale will help facilitate seamless cross-border payments and security deposits, assess the creditworthiness of individuals who may not have a U.S. credit score, and be able to offer booking priority and discounts. Janine Yorio

Token Crowdsale Details

Stayabit (STAY) Allocation
Total Issued: 50,000,000
Public Sale
NOV 9, 2017–DEC 11, 2017
The first tokens purchased during the public sale will be discounted as follows:
There is more detailed information about the Stayabit token sale on our Medium page.
Our Investors
Ways to use the Stayabit Token
Stayabit Tokens may be used in the Stayawhile network by the holder in the following ways:
Booking Priority
Membership Club
Credit Scoring
Solves every friction in rental payments:
  • Cross-border payments
  • Global credit score system
  • Cashless and fair security deposit escrows
  • Loyalty program bonuses—like airline miles for the apartment industry
Adoption Roadmap:
  • Initial: Stayawhile ecosystem of tech-savvy early-adopters
  • Global expansion plans
  • Eventual transition to only accepting Stayabit as payment
  • Future adoption by entire global apartment rental industry
  • Pathway to billions in volume
About Stayawhile:
  • Team with serious track record in real estate industry and blockchain tech
  • Already operational in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia
  • Venture capital backed
  • Based in New York City
Our Blog
Learn more about our team’s mission to re-think housing on a global level.
A look at blockchain technology’s immense potential for the rental real estate industry.
An overview of the upcoming Stayabit token sale.
Interviews with members of the crypto community highlighting their fascinating stories in their own words.
A curated list of common questions about the Stayabit sale.
What Others Are Saying
An Analysis of the Stayabit Token Platform
A look at how blockchain tech fits into the global trend towards nomadic lifestyles.
How Stayawhile's network enhances the moving experience
Listen to our CEO Janine Yorio speak about the future of furnished rental industry and how blockchain can disrupt it.

Leadership Team

Janine Yorio
Founder & CEO

Before founding Stayawhile, Janine spent her career financing and building edgy hospitality brands. Previously, she was head of acquisitions and development for Andre Balazs Properties (the Standard Hotels, Chateau Marmont, Chiltern Firehouse) and spent seven years as a portfolio manager at private equity firm NorthStar Capital, where she specialized in hospitality and gaming investments and closed acquisitions for Ian Schrager's Morgans Hotel Group. Over her career, she has managed over $2 billion in private equity investments and structured debt instruments, from origination to exit and IPO. She has seen several investments through to initial public offering, including Morgans Hotel Group (Nasdaq: MHGC) and NorthStar Realty Capital (NYSE: NRF). She began her career as an investment banking analyst at Salomon Brothers. She graduated from Yale University in three years. She also did graduate work in international finance at St. Peter’s College of Oxford University. She speaks Spanish.

Brett Woodward
Head of Technology

Brett is a seasoned software engineer, analyst, and automator. He has extensive experience in data visualization, financial modeling and valuation, system administration, penetration testing, machine learning, and full-stack web/API development. Previously, he managed multi-currency risk analytics at BlackRock, was an engineer at AppNexus, and co-founded an ad-tech startup. At BlackRock, he constructed daily quantitative risk analyses and multi-asset valuations, and designed and back-tested currency arbitrage trading strategies. At AppNexus, he created data analytics to help programmatic bidders assess and reduce their risk to fraudulent ad traffic. He was an early adopter of blockchain technology in 2009 when he built several Bitcoin mining rigs and FPGA's. In 2014, he coded and built his own cryptocurrency. Brett programs in: Python, Perl, Bash, R, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, C, C++, and Solidity. He has built and maintained databases in Postgres, MySQL, Redis, Sybase, and Hadoop. He graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He speaks Mandarin.

Gita Gandhi
Head of Real Estate

Gita is an interior designer with a passion for creating comfortable, luxurious spaces that people want to call home. She rounds out her understanding of spaces and acquisitions from her past experience as a real estate attorney at Shearman & Sterling and Bryan Cave. Her real estate practice included experience in sales and acquisitions (of multifamily as well as single family properties), development transactions (including all types of development rights transactions), fund formation (including review and negotiation of subscription agreements, side letters and governing fund documentation) and related joint venture agreements, mortgage and construction financing, restructures of existing financing and real estate concerns in connection with stock purchase agreements, and negotiating and drafting various types of agreements (including contracts, ZLDAs, mortgages, leases, and promissory notes). She obtained a certificate from the New York School of Interior Design, a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She is admitted to the New York State Bar. She speaks Gujarati.

TJ Kawamura
Head of Real Estate Transactions

TJ is a serial entrepreneur. TJ previously co-founded a 3D e-commerce company and worked with several real estate start-ups focused on flexible housing. At these companies, he oversaw business development and sales. He is an avid investor in several cryptocurriences and successful ICOs. He is a licensed real estate broker in both New York and Florida and graduated from Bates College. He speaks Japanese.

Eli Nemzer
Community Manager

Eli is a writer, marketer, and web developer. He previously worked in marketing and operations for several small startups, and did extensive research on early adopters of Bitcoin in Argentina and the informal economy in Rio de Janeiro. He graduated from Fullstack Academy's Software Engineering Immersive program and holds a B.A. from Northwestern University. He speaks Portuguese.



James Sowers
  • Founder, Crypto Specialist, ICO Advisory Strategist
  • Angel Investor
  • "The real reason to participate in an ICO is to own the token of a project you believe is relevant to a specific online economy."
Mohit Mamoria
  • Co-founder, GOD Token, a crypto hedge fund
  • One of the earliest bitcoin miners
  • Blockchain/Cryptocurrency Public Speaker/Writer, TechCrunch, TheNextWeb, NextBigWhat, CoinTelegraph, HackerNoon and others
Christopher Cederskog
  • Co-Founder, Expansion Partner, Internationalization for US startups
  • Previously, Airbnb, Regional Manager Germany, Central & Southeastern Europe
  • Played a significant role in establishing Airbnb in Europe
Georg Bauser
  • Co-Founder, Expansion Partner, Internationalization for US startups
  • Previously, Airbnb, Director of Operations
  • Internationalization and operations expert, Global startup experience
Matthew Wilson
  • Product Management, Palantir
  • Blockchain products and consulting,
  • Previously, Submarine Officer, US Navy
Michael Xenakis
  • Adjunct Lecturer of Finance at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Previously General Manager, OpenTable Europe
  • Previously, SVP of Product Management, OpenTable, Inc.
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Stayawhile is being advised by:
Legal Counsel
James Sowers, Token Sale Strategist
Nothing herein constitutes an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any tokens, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of Stayabit tokens in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This document is a summary of the terms that will be outlined in greater detail in the token purchase agreement by which this document is qualified in its entirety. Stayawhile will publish a white paper, which you should read carefully and understand fully, including any updates. Every potential token purchaser will be required to undergo an on-boarding process that includes identity verification and certain other documentation, which you should read carefully and understand fully because you will be legally bound. Please make sure to consult with appropriate advisors and others.