HomeToGo, the Berlin-headquartered metasearch engine for holiday rentals, has closed $20 million in Series B funding. Noteworthy for a European startup, the round is being led by New York-based VC Insight Venture Partners, along with participation from the company’s previous backers DN Capital, and Acton Capital Partners.
I’m told the new capital will be used by HomeToGo for further international expansion and product development. The startup’s vacation rentals search engine is currently operational in Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the U.K., in addition to the U.S. — making good on its promise at the time of its Series A announcement.
Founded in January 2014 by serial entrepreneurs Dr. Patrick Andrä, Wolfgang Heigl and Nils Regge, the German company lets you search for a holiday home to rent across 200 countries and via 250 partners. They include the likes of Booking.com, VRBO, HomeAway, HouseTrip and FlipKey, and amount to 6 million searchable vacation rental offers, of which 3.8 million are instantly bookable accommodations, apparently.
The HomeToGo search engine allows you to filter holiday rentals by location, dates, budget, and various amenities of a holiday property (e.g. by distance to water or pet-friendly rentals). The startup generates affiliate revenue for the traffic it sends to the booking sites it aggregates.