Articles tagged “wimdu”

Online Travel

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Hotels

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

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.

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

Short-Term Rentals

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

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.

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

Media and PR

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

Being original can be overrated at times.

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

Online Travel

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel

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.

The Top 31 Most Heavily Venture-Funded Startups In Travel