Short-Term Rental Platform Homeit Returns to Seedrs to Raise €500,000

Just a little over a year after securing €532,100 through its first Seedrs campaign, Homeit, a Portugal-based short-term rental platform, has returned to the equity crowdfunding platform to raise a minimum of €500,000.

As previously reported, the Homeit 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:

“We have developed the Homeit bundles; one-stop shop, off-the-shelf smart access solutions for virtually any door type, that feel like custom solutions, and are integrated with the most popular platforms. The bundles include an Homeit box installed inside the apartment, connected to its door and intercom to unlock both the apartment door and the building’s street door. These allow seamless management of guest and supplier access, securely and remotely via the Homeit App, text message, or optional keypad.

How Homeit works is simple:

  1. The guest uses app or text message to open the street door: The Homeit BOX orders the intercom to open the main building door
  2. The guest may also use the keypad to open the apartment: The BOX orders the door to unlock
  3. Easy Check-in… Done!: The key will automatically expire after the check-out date.

It was also revealed:

Homeit wants to work with virtually every door, internal and external, whatever the physical lock, removing the need for copied keys (and therefore lost keys) and achieving zero wasted time for hosts, guests or service providers. For hosts, it would mean being able to manage more properties efficiently, and potentially making more money, plus saving time and hassle. For guests, it would mean seamless access to a clean and secure property; both of which we aim to help hosts to provide.”

Funds from the latest Seedrs round will be used to increase Homeit’s market penetration in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Poland, and France, as well as to build its software integrations with further booking platforms and channel managers plus rolling out new, premium bundle software features. Since launching, the campaign has secured more than €380,000 from nearly 140 investors. It is set to close at the end of December.

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