HouseTrip, a holiday apartment booking website that connects holidaymakers with owners, has raised $2.7m in Series A venture capital funding from Index Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to further develop its business.
Co-founded in 2009 and launched in January 2010 by Arnaud and Junjun Bertrand, HouseTrip
offers holidaymakers the possibility to securely book for short term apartments; landlords can list their apartments for free.
The website currently lists apartments in more than 250 European destinations (more than 350 worldwide).
The company recently added David Norris as its COO. He had served as COO at Livebookings and Website and eCommerce Operations Director at Expedia.
HouseTrip.com has offices in Switzerland (Lausanne), Portugal (Lisbon) and the UK (London).