|Description||Social Travel Community|
|Venture Round, 8/2011 |
Point Nine Capital
|Series B, 8/2012 |
General Catalyst Partners
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 6 million members in more than 100,000 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 profiles, and uses an optional credit card verification system, a vouching system, and personal references to increase security and trust between members. The site offers other features such as discussion groups, events and activities.