Funding Received
$90 Million in 1 Round from 2 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$90 Million Series A on June 14, 2011
Wimdu is a central platform connecting travelers with private accommodation hosts around the world.
Marius Luther, Hinrich Dreiling, Arne Bleckwenn, Alexandre Prot, Russell Goldman, Steven Kim
Vacation Rentals, Hotels, Online Rental, Social Media, Internet, Travel

Company Details


Wimdu is the central platform for all types of private accommodation and unites travellers with hosts around the world. Whether it is a private trip or a business trip—anyone who likes individual living and does not like to stay overnight in hotels will find a diverse selection of unique accommodation all over the world at

At, anybody can offer their flat, house or even a room in a shared flat to travellers. The host benefits from additional income and provides travellers with a completely new perspective on the holiday destination. Rooms furnished with a personal touch and helpful insider tips let holidaymakers explore cities and countries like a local—hence the slogan "Travel like a local." Depending on the budget and your own needs, you can find diverse categories from rooms in shared flats in Tokyo to two room flats in Berlin and even penthouses in New York.

Transparency and security are top priorities for A provider can require a deposit, for example, but must also create a complete profile to ensure that the potential renter has important information such as pictures or contact information. Guests as well as hosts can give ratings and comment on their experiences with each other and these flow into the Wimdu ratings system. This ensures that trips are a reliable and trusting experience for both sides. has launched in 11 languages and in addition to Europe is active in Asia as well as North and South America. Along with the opportunity to submit and search for accommodations, the platform also offers background information ranging from travel tips to virtual guided tours. The comprehensive social media strategy allows users all over the world to exchange experiences and inform themselves via video channels, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs. Serial entrepreneurs Arne Bleckwenn and Hinrich Dreiling, who successfully launched in 2009, founded Wimdu. Rocket Internet finances the Berlin-based start-up.

Funding Rounds (1) - $90M


Investments (1)


Investors (2)

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    Rocket Internet

    The world's largest internet platform outside of China and the US
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    Investment AB Kinnevik

    Investment AB Kinnevik is a leading, long-term oriented, investment company based in Sweden.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Wimdu GmbH

    Voltastraße 5

    Berlin, 13355


Competitors (1)

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