Airbnb, the hot online room (and sublet) reservation startup, this morning announced that it has teamed up with business incubator Springstar to define a strategy for international expansion, confirming rumors that kept the German tech blogosphere busy the past weekend.
Springstar in a press statement said it will be providing strategic guidance in the expansion of Airbnb’s international operations in select markets around the world, but did not specify which markets.
It already provides such guidance to a number of companies scattered all over the world, including Russia’s KupiVIP, Turkey’s Markafoni and Brazil’s Brandsclub.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique spaces around the world online or from an iPhone device. Whether the available space is a castle for a night, a sailboat for a week, or an apartment for a month, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to showcase these distinctive spaces to an audience of millions. By facilitating bookings and financial transactions, Airbnb makes…