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Merilee Karr

Founder, Under the Doormat

US-born Merilee Karr, who now lives in the UK, is the founder of Under the Doormat, a sharing economy start-up in the accommodation and travel sector.

Merilee’s own travels were the inspiration. She spent time with locals, benefitted from their recommendations and saw countries from their perspective, all of which led to lasting travel memories. Her vision is to provide modern travellers with the opportunity to enjoy the same experience and memories in London. In time, she has ambitions to take the business world-wide. Under the Doormat started trading in 2014. Prior to founding it, Merilee spent 13 years at Shell managing the company’s retail global strategy and alliance management and overseeing its global petrol site maintenance.
Merilee also sits on the Board of Directors for the Hunger Project, has an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and ‘relaxes’ by competing in triathlons.