European Airbnb rivals Wimdu and 9flats join forces in merger

Rocket Internet -backed Wimdu is merging with its rival accommodation booking platform 9flats in hopes to withstand Airbnb’s rise in Europe. The merger will result in Europe’s largest p2p accommodation rental marketplace, the companies claim, with half a million of properties on offer. Furthermore, the merger should result in ‘improved customer choice and experience’, and […]

Home improvement marketplace Plentific raises £2 million from Pi Labs and angels

Plentific, an online marketplace for home services, has landed £2 million in fresh funding from Pi Labs alongside a number of angel investors. The UK-based home improvement startup, founded in 2014, connects homeowners and landlords with trade and home service professionals. There are currently 75,000 professionals listed on the “proptech” site. Plentific’s new funds will […]