With its equity crowdfunding campaign set to close on Seedrs soon, Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has successfully secured more than €500,000 from nearly 500 investors. The company launched the initiative earlier this summer and quickly raised its initial €250,000 funding target.
As previously reported, the platform offers an easy, fast, and reliable way to grant access to properties in real-time, wherever a customer is. Its platform provides keyless instant access for both guests and service providers, which allows guests to enter at any time, day or night. It was revealed:
“Homeit has developed the homeit box; hardware which is installed inside the apartment, connecting to the apartment door and the internal apartment intercom in order to unlock both the building’s street door and the apartment’s front door. Homeit is made for the Sharing Economy. The homeit box is an enabler and not the end goal: it allows hosts to let out properties to guests, and have guests access the property without anyone else’s intervention.”
How Homeit works is simple:
- The guest uses app or text message to open the street door: The Homeit BOX orders the intercom to open the main building door
- The guest may also use the keypad to open the apartment: The BOX orders the door to unlock
- Easy Check-in… Done!: The key will automatically expire after the check-out date.
Homeit also stated that it aims to integrate with suppliers so that hosts can arrange for the cleaning and laundry to be done just by allowing these suppliers to access their property via the HomeIt app, SMS text message, or optional keypad. HomeIt also integrates with Airbnb, so when a booking is confirmed, both the hosts and relevant suppliers know about it.
Funds from the Seedrs round will be used to continue the platform’s expansion.
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