$800M in funding and a rumored $13B valuation tend to attract competitors. Here are 18 international startups going after AirBnB.
An impending employee liquidity round is said to value Airbnb at $13 billion. With the rise of the sharing economy and Airbnb specifically, many companies, not surprisingly, around the world have raised funding to try to compete with Airbnb and establish share in markets where the company is yet to compete or where it remains a smaller player. This playbook has worked well in the past most notably with Groupon which ended up acquiring many of the smaller players in the ecosystem including from the likes of “clone-maker” Rocket Internet.
These 18 companies have raised a cumulative $336M in disclosed funding and are headquartered in 9 different countries. Below are some of the top international companies taking a shot at the current king of home-sharing.
|Company||Country||Total Disclosed Funding ($M)||Select Investors|
|TuJia Online Information Technology||China||163.7||QiMing Venture Partners;GGV Capital;HomeAway;Lightspeed China Partners|
|HouseTrip||United Kingdom||59.7||Accel Partners;Balderton Capital;Index Ventures|
|Wimdu||Germany||40||Rocket Internet, Kinnevik|
|Onefinestay||United Kingdom||15.7||Canaan Partners;Index Ventures;PROfounders Capital;|
|XiaoZhu||China||15||Morningside Group;Legend Capital|
|Mayi||China||10||BlueRun Ventures;Sequoia Capital China;VantagePoint Capital Partners|
|9flats||Germany||10||Redpoint Ventures, T-Venture, Relay Ventures, Greycroft Partners, e.ventures|
|Homestay Technologies||Ireland||7.1||Enterprise Ireland;Delta Partners|
|Love Home Swap||United Kingdom||4.3||MMC Ventures|
|Cosmopolit Home||France||2.6||Rhone-Alpes Creation;Expansinvest;Otonnale|
|TravelRent||Russian Federation||2||Frontier Ventures|
|FlatClub||United Kingdom||1.5||Jeremy Coller;Eli Talmor;David Wolfe|
|travelmob||Singapore||1||Accel Partners;Jungle Ventures|
|RentHome||Russian Federation||1||Fastlane Ventures|
|Oravel Stays||India||0.7||Lightspeed Venture Partners;DSG Consumer Partners|
|MorningCroissant||France||0.5||Vivacto Developpement;Go Beyond Angel Network;Corinne Delaporte|
|TripVillas||Singapore||0.5||Blume Ventures;Neoteny Labs;MENA Venture Investments;|
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