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9flats is an online marketplace for private accommodation that facilitates smarter and more local travel. Through the site, members can rent private places worldwide or let out their own place for extra income. 9flats launched in February 2011 and currently lists more than 90,000 private accommodations worldwide, ranging from private rooms to apartments and houses. The company was founded by Stephan Uhrenbacher, one of Germany's leading Internet entrepreneurs, who was involved in both the success of travel booking site lastminute.com and founded Europe's most popular local review site qype.com. The company's headquarters is in Berlin and it currently employs 40 people.
To offer a cheaper, more comfortable, more local and more social alternative to hotels. In a way that’s safe, fun and friendly. We want to help the so world make better use of existing resources, the and become more social, through being part of the collaborative consumption and peer-to-peer rentals movements.
To enable anyone in the world to earn money renting out a spare room, flat, holiday home or mountain hut. And to offer the best customer support in the world so they can do this safely and easily, and have fun in process.
To change the world of travel
Over 90,000 places
in Hamburg, Spain and Toronto
eVentures (Citydeal/Groupon), Redpoint (Homeaway), Profounders (ex lastminute.com), Greycroft and T-Venture
Stephan Uhrenbacher is one of Germany's leading internet entrepreneurs. He was part of the success of British travel portal lastminute.com and held leading positions at Bild.de the news portal of Germany's most popular newspaper, as well as at Dutch online pharmacy DocMorris. One of his biggest successes to date is leading European recommendation portal Qype, recently acquired by its US counterpart, Yelp. Other projects include Avocado Store, an online marketplace for sustainable products, which has been awarded Startup of the Year several times in Germany.