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The Airbnb clones Wimdu and 9flats can’t compete

It’s summer, the UEFA EURO 2012 has just begun and the Olympics start next months. It must be a great time for Airbnb and other community marketplaces for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces. Nowadays, the American original Airbnb … Continue reading

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Axel Springer helps Airbnb to succeed in Germany

The Berlin based media giant Axel Springer and Airbnb have agreed on a strategic marketing partnership in Germany and a minor investment by Axel Springer. Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and … Continue reading

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9flats: T-Venture leads multi million € investment

9flats, one of the leading European providers of private short-term rentals, just announced that it has completed a major investment round led by T-Venture, the Venture Capital arm of Deutsche Telekom AG. Conrcrete financial details of this deal were not … Continue reading

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Vacation homes: Nuroa launches Migoa.com

Nuroa, a property search engine platform, has just announced the launch of Migoa.com, an international vacation homes search and reservation service. This new service of the Barcelona based startup Nuroa will provide travelers and holiday rental agents with a quality … Continue reading

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Wimdu: Airbnb clone plans policy to protect its hosts

I love it when I’m right! Only a few weeks after 9flats and Airbnb announced their host protection plans, we have just learned that Wimdu is also going to introduce such a policy (to protect property hosts) soon. The young company told the travel blog Tnooz … Continue reading

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Airbnb clone 9flats now offers a host protection plan

Probably as a reaction to the latest problems at Airbnb, 9flats.com, one of Europe’s largest platforms for private accommodation rentals, has now decided to offer their hosts worldwide protection for their properties. From this Thursday, German hosts are enabled to … Continue reading

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Airbnb clone 9flats added some new languages

9flats, one of the German Airbnb clones, has just added some new languages to its platform. The social marketplace for “space”, which was founded by the former Qype-creator Stephan Uhrenbacher, now speaks also Turkish, Polish and Dutch. Together with the previous … Continue reading

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Wimdu raises $90m from Kinnevik & Rocket Internet

The Berlin based Airbnb-clone Wimdu announced today, that it has just raised $90 million from Rocket Internet and Kinnevik. As Kinnevik has announced an investment of about $35.5m, this means that Rocket Internet has pumped about $54.5m into the young … Continue reading

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Wimdu – the international expansion of an Airbnb-clone

The first time I mentioned the launch of Wimdu was in an article about German Airbnb clones last month. Now I just realized how quickly this startup, which is backed by Rocket Internet, has internationalized within the last weeks. Several national … Continue reading

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Updates about 9flats and its major financing round

Last Tuesday Stephan Uhrenbacher, the co-founder of 9flats, announced a “major” investment round via twitter. Now we have some more details: The German Airbnb-clone secured an investment of $10 million from Redpoint Ventures and eVenture Capital Partners. The fresh capital … Continue reading

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