Homestay accommodation is not a new phenomenon in the student and youth travel sector. But the market for online booking and management services for educational and leisure short-term lodging is massively fragmented, without a leader, according to Homestay.com, a consumer listings for the short-term stay market.
Soft-launched in July 2013, Homestay.com has raised €3 million to date in funding from venture capital firm Delta Partners and some private investors.
In less than a year, Homestay.com has signed up more than 15,000 homestay hosts, has procesed more than 50,000 nights of stays, and staffed up with 20 employees in Dublin, according to the company.
READ THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Startup pitch: Homestay.com claims growth, fostered by 3 million euro in funding – Tnooz.