Airbnb, The Startup That Just Raised $7.2MM, Has Some Pretty Sweet New Features

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Yesterday we announced that Airbnb, the marketplace for overnight bookings of unique spaces around the world, closed Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners for $7.2 million.

We also announced all the cool new features they released: an instant booking feature, a collections feature, and an iPhone app. 

Collections is a new website feature that pulls together favourite locations for your perusing

The iPhone app shows you top picks and unique travel packages

Perhaps you'd like to stay at a mansion with roaming giraffes in Kenya? Book it instantly on their new app.

Or stay at Frank Sinatra's estate? It's only $2,600 per night

If you're in a pinch, their app will locate you, suggest nearby, immediately available places to book, and give you an instant itinerary

Someone else just announced funding and an iPhone app too, check out the pics:

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