HomeGermany-StartupsWimdu, a German Airbnb competitor, enters the Chinese market with Airizu

Wimdu, a German Airbnb competitor, enters the Chinese market with Airizu

Wimdu, the German Airbnb-clone created by the Samwer brothers, just launched a Chinese subsidiary called Airizu. Wimdu is registered as a Chinese company, so it seemed logical that the startup would enter the Chinese market soon.

The speed of Wimdu’s international expansion is a sign that the market for Airbnb-style services continues to heat up. Another indication of this is the fact that Stephan Uhrenbacher, the co-founder of 9flats, announced today via Twitter, that “9flats raised a major round from US VCs. Details to follow next week”. 9flats, a Hamburg-based competitor of Airbnb and Wimdu, started its platform in 6 languages earlier this year and has already over 5,000 offers in 2,000 cities on its website.

The idea behind Airbnb and its clones like Wimdu, Airizu, 9flats, is building a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique spaces around the world. It’s going to be exciting to see will win the race and whether one of the clones will be able to compete neck-and-neck with Airbnb.

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Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).


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