Airizu – the Airbnb of China

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10 January 2011 – San-Francisco based Airbnb matches people seeking vacation rentals and other short-term accommodation with those with rooms to rent. Its services become very popular, since the company founded in 2009. In last July, we reported about Airbnb’s series B fund raising of US$212 million and a local company, Airizu, which had just started short term rentals in China.

Last week, I talked to Airizu‘s co-founder Adrian Li, to see how they are doing. “Since we launched the service in June, we have had over 100,000 room nights booked,” said Adrian, “Through our service, people can book over different 40,000 apartments in 70 cities in China.”

Currently the company has 150 staff – about 100 work in its Beijing headquarters, with the rest placed in key hub cities all over China.

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