travelmob

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travelmob
Travelmob logo.jpg
Type of businessPrivate
Founded2012
HeadquartersSingapore
OwnerHomeAway
Founder(s)Turochas Fuad, Prashant Kirtane, Dan Neary, Nick Gundry
Key peopleTurochas Fuad
(CEO, Co-Founder)

Prashant Kirtane
(CTO, Co-Founder)
Industryvacation rental, travel, internet
Websitetravelmob.com

travelmob is a social networking website for booking accommodation and room rentals. It was founded by Turochas Fuad, Dan Neary, Prashant Kirtane and Nick Gundry in July 2012. travelmob features over 30,000 Asia Pacific short-term rental listings including villas, apartments, houseboats, treehouses, shared spaces and a private island.[citation needed]

History[edit]

Built on a transaction-based model, travelmob supports 17 currencies and operates in 13 languages, including Bahasa, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese, French, Italian, Spanish and English.[1] The company announced in September 2012 that they closed seed funding of US $1 million led by Jungle Ventures, with participation from Silicon Valley VC firm Accel Partners and private investors.[2] Features of the platform include "experience tags" that enable travellers to search by experience, last minute deals and a feature that helps travellers find accommodation by posting details of their trip to travelmob hosts.[3][4]

In December 5, 2013 travelmob launched an iOS app.[5]

travelmob also has distribution partnerships with Wego.com[6]

On May 26, 2015, travelmob officially transitioned its brand, products and name to the vacation rental marketplace company HomeAway.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (July 11, 2014) travelmob turns 2
  2. ^ Gulati, Sonam (November 28, 2012). "Accel Partners joins Jungle Ventures in seed round funding of new-generation OTA Travelmob". Techcircle.in. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  3. ^ Yap, Jacky (September 25, 2012). "Short-term rental site travelmob raises US$1M in seed funding". E27. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  4. ^ Ho, Victoria (February 27, 2013). "Travelmob Continues Push Into Asian 'Airbnb' Market". Techcrunch. Retrieved 2014-03-31.
  5. ^ "travelmob launches iOS app to further expand its reach in the Asia Pacific region" (PDF). 5 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Houses, apartments, villas, even castles – Wego now offers Holiday Rentals metasearch".
  7. ^ "About travelmob/HomeAway".