What’s everybody talking about when they talk about FlatClub?
"Apartment rentals and sharing startup Flat Club has launched a radically new function which we think is pretty cool. It’s created a sort of ‘Priceline for peer to peer rentals’ called LiveDemand. Instead of hosts posting listings, guests post requests for accommodation and hosts then can pick and choose which guests to make offers to."
"LiveDemand reverses the way that P2P rentals operate, so rather than the property owner posting a property to rent, renters post a desired booking with dates and location. Property owners can then make direct offers to potential renters using the platform."
"The investment will enable FlatClub, which was established by former London Business School graduates Nitzan Yudan and Tomer Kalish, to increase the number of listings from 10,000 to 30,000 rooms and apartments available for short stays within 12 months, launching a new technology platform to further expand its presence across Europe and the USA."
"You might not think there could be a new take on the Airbnb model but FlatClub thinks it has found one. The startup pitches itself as a sort of LinkedIn for short-term renting – or perhaps Airbnb for Students."
"FlatClub has extended its service from Europe to the US starting with 30 universities."
"FlatClub melds the successful Airbnb principle with social networking. Rather than renting a room or house/apartment/cottage to complete strangers, you rent to other members of "clubs" you've joined based on mutual interests and trust. "
"FlatClub helps students and alumni from top universities, business schools and companies find medium term rentals by leveraging a user's existing social networks."
"The list of backers includes private equity specialist Jeremy Coller, Prof. Florin Vasvary from the London Business School and Prof. Eli Talmor, who leads the Venture Capital and Private Equity Institute at the London Business School."
"London Business School MBA Nitzan Yudan tells us why he set up this exclusive community for medium term flat renting within your social networks."
"The funding round [...] will go towards extending the service into new cities and new networks."
“FlatClub is like the portal of portal – creating a platform where alumni of one business schools can communicate with alumni of another business school”. “We keep receiving excellent feedback from both hosts and guests."
"80% of our flats are new to the market – people who never posted their flat on the internet because of lack of trust."