February 1, 2005
Austin, TX
HomeAway offers a platform in which travelers can browse and book vacation homes, and rental owners can advertise and manage bookings.
Carl Shepherd, Brian Sharples
Technology, Advertising, Vacation Rentals, Travel

Detailed Description


HomeAway, Inc., based in Austin, Texas, represents more than 540,000 paid vacation rental home listings throughout 120 countries, and connects homeowners and property managers with the millions of travelers seeking alternatives to hotels.

HomeAway offers an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online.

The HomeAway portfolio of sites includes, and in the United States; and in the United Kingdom; in Germany; and in France; in Spain; and in Brazil. The company's portfolio also includes, which offers unique real estate information that highlights a vacation home's rental income potential and destination-specific characteristics. In addition, HomeAway operates, a global site dedicated to finding bed-and-breakfast properties, which provides travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

For more information about HomeAway, please visit or

Current Team (18)


Past Team (10)


Funding Rounds (5) - $504.7M


Investments (2)


Board Members and Advisors (6)


Acquisitions (19)


Investors (7)

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    Technology Crossover Ventures

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    Institutional Venture Partners (IVP)

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    Redpoint Ventures

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    American Capital

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    Trident Capital

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    Austin Ventures

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Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    1011 W. Fifth Street

    Suite 300

    Austin, TX 78703


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