Tech

Airbnb quietly acquired payments startup Bold Financial Technologies in 2016

Airbnb bought payments startup Bold Financial Technologies in November 2016 in a previously unreported deal, a spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. Bold aimed to make international payments easier and more secure for large marketplaces like Airbnb and Uber. Airbnb did not disclose the price or terms of the deal, or […]
Airbnb quietly acquired payments startup Bold Financial Technologies in 2016
Tech

Airbnb quietly acquired cloud storage startup Minbox in 2016

In 2016, Airbnb bought Minbox, a tool for syncing files across cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox, an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. The previously unreported purchase was one of several quiet acquisitions by Airbnb in 2016. Airbnb did not say how much it acquired Minbox for […]
Airbnb quietly acquired cloud storage startup Minbox in 2016
Tech

Airbnb quietly acquired property management startup Proprly in 2016

Airbnb quietly bought Proprly, a property management service for short-term rentals, in a previously unreported May 2016 deal, an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. The purchase suggests that Airbnb’s appetite for expanding beyond bookings to become a one-stop shop for travel predated its 2018 acquisition of property management software […]
Airbnb quietly acquired property management startup Proprly in 2016
Lifestyle

I spent a night in a swanky hotel-apartment hybrid rented out by Sonder, the $1 billion startup disrupting the hospitality industry. Here are 6 ways it was different from a typical Airbnb stay.

Sonder is a $US1 billion hospitality company that claims to combine the best parts of hotels and private-home stays. The company, which has 9,000 rental apartments in cities such as New York, San Diego, Austin, Miami, New Orleans, London, and Washington, DC, has been compared to Airbnb. But unlike Airbnb, […]
I spent a night in a swanky hotel-apartment hybrid rented out by Sonder, the $1 billion startup disrupting the hospitality industry. Here are 6 ways it was different from a typical Airbnb stay.