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 today, that it’s currently talking to insurance companies to devise a “global solution” for all its markets. Michael Riegel (Wimdu UK) stated, that the startup has a number of checks and measures in place to help protect property owners in the meantime.
Like its European competitor 9flats, Wimdu is a clone of Airbnb – which is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover and book unique spaces around the world. Wimdu manages the booking / payment processes and charges a commission. The startup is headquartered in Berlin and was founded earlier this year by Rocket Internet (a startup incubator of the Samwer brothers). About two month ago Wimdu has raised $90 million from Rocket and Kinnevik.