HomeAway Buys Dwellable of Seattle

Dwellable-LogoHomeAway, a vacation rental business, Wednesday announced its acquisition of Dwellable, an online vacation rental search engine and app based in Seattle.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Dwellable, founded in 2012, had raised $2 million in one round from three investors, according to its CrunchBase profile.

A time of six employees including founders Nathan Kriege and Adam Doppelt will be moving to Austin, according to a story in GeekWire.

“The Dwellable team has built an incredible product with an impressive and growing base of travelers who use the app to book vacation rentals,” HomeAway Co-founder and CEO Brian Sharples said in a news release. “With 48 percent of travelers coming to HomeAway from mobile devices, it’s important for us to continue improving our mobile experience, with an even stronger emphasis on functionality and design for the traveler. Dwellable will help us take that next step.”

HomeAway’s mobile app has had more than two million downloads this year. It has undergone significant improvements in recent years with HomeAway’s investment in social travel platform Gogobot this year and its acquisition of mobile app developer Glad to Have You last year.

“Travelers using HomeAway to book a vacation rental can improve their whole vacation experience through the app by accessing information about the home and surrounding areas and activities through Gogobot, hailing an Uber car ride, ordering Instacart grocery delivery and hiring a babysitter from Care.com,” according to a news release.

Dwellable will shut down its app within 30 days and customers will be referred to HomeAway.

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