The British company’s Series C includes Accel Partners as well as existing investors Balderton Capital and Index Ventures. HouseTrip has also released numbers that suggest it’s in second place behind Airbnb.
Index Ventures co-founder Neil Rimer has helped steer his company to success with investments in Skype, Betfair and many more. He explains why he’s obsessed with education and marketplaces — and why he wishes he’d invested in Kickstarter.
The founders aren’t happy when people call HouseTrip a clone of Airbnb, but the European holiday rental site is hoping to go head-to-head with its American rival after scooping a substantial new round of investment.