Airbnb is the darling poster child of the entire startup world right now. The company raised $200 million in its latest round, at a valuation of $2.5 billion.
Big investment coming in to the vacation rental market once again with UK-based HouseTrip raising $40 million in Series C funding from Accel Partners.
Short-term rental specialist HouseTrip is attracting more investment, this time a record $16.9 million from its existing backer Index Ventures and Balderton Capital.
HouseTrip will use a new funding round from Index Ventures to spearhead a plan to be the largest bookable holiday rental site on the web.
Eighteen entrepreneurs pitched a diverse range of new travel companies at this year’s Get Funded Show taking place during World Travel Market (London).
Entries ranged from mobile startups through to trip planning, holiday home rental and new airlines.
And the winner is….
In the third of a series of exclusive interviews, Tnooz Node Claude Benard meets chief executive of Swiss start-up HouseTrip, Arnaud Bertrand.
He discusses funding, partnerships, business models and wider travel trends in Europe.