GuestReady, a service for Airbnb hosts, doubles down on Europe with another acquisition

GuestReady, a service that helps shared economy hosts manage their business on Airbnb and other rental sites, is getting into expansion mode again after it completed its fourth acquisition. The company, which has raised $3.7 million from investors to date, just announced that it has acquired France-based rival BnbLord, a startup that it claims is […]

Startups Weekly: US companies raised $30B in Q1 2019

In this week’s startups newsletter: What’s the deal with A16z? Why is Lyft’s stock sinking? And what’s ahead for the e-scooter industry?

India’s OYO enters Japan in partnership with SoftBank

Fresh from closing a notable investment from Airbnb, India’s OYO has expanded its footprint into Japan. The move comes through a joint venture with investor SoftBank — which led OYO’s $1 billion round last year through its Vision Fund — which will cover hotel-based accommodation and home rentals. Financial details around the joint venture were […]

What Is Airbnb and How Does It Work?


If you’re an avid traveler and you haven’t heard of Airbnb before, you’re missing out on one of the best travel accommodation sites out there. Airbnb can be a great financial benefit, whether you’re saving money on your next trip or earning some with your own property! Let’s take a look at how Airbnb works and how you can save (or make) money with it. What Is Airbnb? Airbnb aims to match two kinds of people together; those who have empty beds or houses that aren’t being used, and those who need a place to stay while on holiday. Airbnb…

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Airbnb confirms $150M-$200M investment in India’s OYO

Airbnb is continuing to widen its focus beyond ‘unconventional’ hotels as it gets ready for a much-anticipated IPO. Following its acquisition of HotelTonight last month, the company has picked today (April Fool’s Day) to confirm that it invested in India’s OYO — a startup that manages budget hotels and other stays. The deal has been […]