Exclusive - Berlin-based early-stage venture capital firm Point Nine Capital has become the first European investor in CouchSurfing, a site that helps travelers connect with locals worldwide to share accommodation, experiences and whatnot.
The investment is in fact an extension of the $7.6 million Series A round raised from Benchmark Capital and Omidyar Network in August 2011.
Read more at TechCrunch Europe.
Couchsurfing is the world’s most trusted travel community, connecting a global network of travelers, adventure seekers and lifelong learners dedicated to sharing their cultures, hospitality and authentic experiences. Founded in 2004, Couchsurfing connects over 5 million members in more than 96,000 cities via its website and mobile applications. The company is headquartered in San Francisco. Members use the website to coordinate contacts and home accommodation with other community members around the world. The website allows the creation of extensive...