The Real Deal New York

Here are the companies piggybacking on Airbnb

From key exchanges to market analysis, the cottage industry springing up around the home-sharing giant
By Ariel Stulberg | March 18, 2016 10:30AM

Keycafe's Clayton Brown and Jason Crabb and Airdna's Scott Shatford

From left: Keycafe’s Clayton Brown and Jason Crabb and Airdna’s Scott Shatford

From the March issue: As Airbnb has grown, so has the number of companies piggybacking on it and its rivals in the short-term rental market space. Firms like Keycafe, Pillow, AirDNA, Guesty and Happy Host are creating niches for themselves by offering marketing, cleaning, management and data analysis. These startups typically serve the most dedicated short-term hosts, but they have also marketed themselves to property investors, hotel research firms, global financial institutions, restaurants and, in at least one case, dog walkers. [more]