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Airbnb to work in strategic cooperation with Springstar

Springstar to Provide Strategic Guidance for Airbnb's Continued International Expansion in Select Markets

(PresseBox) (Berlin, ) Airbnb, the leading community marketplace to discover and book unique spaces from people around the world, today confirms its cooperation with Springstar, the global internet incubator founded by Klaus Hommels, Harish Bahl, and Oliver Jung. Springstar will be providing strategic guidance in the expansion of Airbnb's international operations in select markets around the world.

"The team behind Springstar has great experience building global internet businesses and will be a great asset by providing strategic guidance for Airbnb as we continue to expand our operations globally," said Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO of Airbnb. "Springstar's deep knowledge of select local markets around the world will serve to accelerate our international expansion in order to better serve our community at the local level."

"We are honored to be working with Airbnb and very confident in further strengthening their market leadership globally," said Springstar Partner Klaus Hommels. "Airbnb is a revolutionary company and fast on their way to becoming one of the world's leading global internet companies within the next few years," adds Springstar Partner Oliver Jung.

About Airbnb:

Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. Airbnb is the easiest way for people to showcase their distinctive spaces to an audience of millions whether the available space is a castle for a night, a sailboat for a week, or an apartment for a month. Airbnb makes the process of listing or booking a space effortless and efficient. With listings in more than 19,000 cities and 190 countries, Airbnb offers the widest variety of unique spaces for everyone, at any price point, around the globe. Further information: www.airbnb.com

Springstar GmbH

The international incubator Springstar supports promising online business models worldwide. Since 2007, the experienced entrepreneurs and investors Klaus Hommels, Harish Bahl and Oliver Jung have founded and funded ecommerce companies worldwide with extensive knowledge and experience in markets like Brazil, India, Australia, Russia and Turkey. Springstar supports young internet companies towards global growth. Further information: www.springstar.com