Sascha Hausmann, partner at Howzat Partners, has been sentenced to ten months in prison for assaulting his ex-partner. According to the release from Barcelona’s Criminal Court Number 28, the assault took place on April 23 of this year. Photos of the abuse and the emergency call recording were released to the public.
Through Howzat Partners, Hausmann has invested in multiple companies in the vacation and short-term rental industries including Rentals United, Lodgify, Hello Here, Stasher, and SuitePad. Howzat is also an large investor in ByHours, the platform built to book hotel rooms by the hour.
Hausmann was removed from the Rentals United board of directors immediately the day after the attack.
The day before the trial began, Hausmann was also removed from his board position at Donkey Republic, the Danish bike-sharing company recently listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Copenhagen.