Seattle-based Dwellable has announced a $2 million round of financing.
The round was led by Version One Ventures and Maveron, and will be used to "continue the rapid pace of innovation on all mobile platforms."
Additional participation in the round was from former HomeAway board director Rob Solomon, Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff, Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman, Farecast founder Oren Etzioni, and other unnamed Seattle and Silicon Valley investors.
The company claims to be the #1 rated mobile app for vacation rentals, as it focuses exclusively on the mobile interface for finding and booking vacation rentals.
The startup features 300,000 properties globally, which the company lists "organically" in search listings. The mobile-first strategy has been a key part of its success, says Kirby Winfield, CEO of Dwellable:
The vacation rental industry is in the midst of huge creative disruption, and companies that leverage mobile to transform the discovery and booking experience are the ones that will survive and thrive.
The global brands of tomorrow will be built for mobile devices first, and I’m proud that so many experienced travel investors have backed Dwellable, a company that's bringing trailblazing innovation to the enormous vacation rental market.
The team includes industry veterans Adam Doppelt (co-founder of Urban Spoon), Nathan Kriege (founder of Snapvine), and CEO Kirby Winfielf (Marchex and AdXpose).
Dwellable is currently available for iOS and Android.
NB: House image courtesy Shutterstock.