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The demand for vacation rentals from consumers has led to a cascade of opportunities on the supply side for startups that want to help property owners optimize their revenue and services.

weekly_startup_fundingEach week we create a roundup of travel startups that have received or announced funding that week. The total amount raised this week among companies we tracked was $6 million.

Here are two companies that announced they raised funding this week and see previous roundups here.

>>Roam raised a $3.5 million seed round from new investors CRV, Collaborative Fund, NextView, Corigin and several angel investors and this is the New York City-based startup’s first funding round.

The company was founded in 2015 and is a network of communal living spaces. Currently, travelers pay $500 per week for access to three locations around the world, including Ubud, Indonesia Miami and Madrid. Roam is expanding to Buenos Aires and London in 2016.

>>Bnbsitter raised a $2.5 million Series A round from new investors CapDecisif Management and Frédéric Mazzella bringing the Paris-based startup’s total funding to $3 million.

Bnbsitter is an on-demand marketplace for vacation rental services where property owners and managers can book the services they need for their properties including check-in and check-out assistance for guests, cleaning and laundry and all services cost about $20. About 4,000 property owners have used Bnbsitter since it was founded in 2013. It’s currently available in 12 cities across France, Spain and Italy.

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Photo Credit: Bnbsitter is an on-demand marketplace for vacation rental services Bnbsitter