Articles tagged “wimdu”

Airbnb Clone Wimdu to Close Despite Having Raised More Than $90 Million

Airbnb Clone Wimdu to Close Despite Having Raised More Than $90 Million

Sean O'Neill, Skift

One ripple effect of startups like Airbnb raising enormous sums of funding is that it has become harder for smaller rivals to clone their models elsewhere in the world. While clones get a bad name, they do provide benefits to consumers in added competition.

3 weeks ago

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

In a Tough Seller’s Market, London Luxury Homeowners Turn to Airbnb

Jack Sidders and Linly Lin, Bloomberg

Good news for short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, onefinestay, and others. Advertising homes as "Airbnb ready" is something you can expect to see more of in the next few years.

2 years ago

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Wyndham Steps Up Investment in Sharing Economy With Two New European Deals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Over the last 18 months Wyndham has been supplementing its vacation rental offering with acquisitions in what we would call the alternative accommodation market. The investments in Veeve and Wimdu are just the latest indications of how seriously it is taking this segment.

2 years ago

Airbnb’s Most Well-Funded European Rival Wimdu Is Acquired by 9flats

Airbnb’s Most Well-Funded European Rival Wimdu Is Acquired by 9flats

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Despite the large amount of funding Wimdu received in 2011, it was never able to scale its operation on a global basis like Airbnb. The variety of laws restricting the ability of Europeans to list their homes on a roomsharing platform likely hastened its demise.

2 years ago

Parent Company of Airbnb Copycat Seeks $1.8 Billion in German IPO

Parent Company of Airbnb Copycat Seeks $1.8 Billion in German IPO

Cornelius Rahn, Bloomberg

Being original can be overrated at times.

4 years ago

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

Rafat Ali, Skift

The global travel industry is going through a lot of disruption, and the biggest sectors include the sharing economy and ground transportation, as well as one large potential winner in the hotel booking sector.

5 years ago