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Smarter, more sustainable alternative to hotels and random rentals

Bob W is a responsible tech company operating in hospitality. Their short-stay apartments combine hotel-like quality with the authenticity of individual rentals. Bob W’s apartments are currently available in 17 cities across Europe, including Amsterdam, Athens, London, Berlin, Madrid, and Helsinki.

"Founded during the global pandemic, I’ve been impressed by what the team at Bob W have been able to achieve, regardless of its limited resources and an unstable market, having built a super-scalable tech-enabled model already praised by travelers. Their complementary skills, coupled with previous founding and scaling experience, means they are in the perfect position to target the intersection between real estate and hospitality. We anticipate, and look forward to, supporting the Bob W team on their journey onwards.”

- Tommy Andersen, Founding Partner

VERTICAL
Hospitality
Country
Finland
INvested in
Seed
2019
Invested with
Collective contributions

Meet the founders

Niko Karstikko

CEO

Sebastian Emberger

COO

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October 25, 2022

Bob W raises €21 million in Series A funding

Tech-driven hospitality provider, Bob W, which offers a smarter and more sustainable alternative to hotels and short-stay rentals, has secured €21 million in Series A funding, led by IDC Ventures, Elevator Ventures, Verve Ventures and Flashpoint.
Portfolio News
October 25, 2022

Bob W raises €21 million in Series A funding

Tech-driven hospitality provider, Bob W, which offers a smarter and more sustainable alternative to hotels and short-stay rentals, has secured €21 million in Series A funding, led by IDC Ventures, Elevator Ventures, Verve Ventures and Flashpoint.
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October 7, 2021

Bob W. comes to London

Bob W comes to city of London with its Watling Street property. This will be the company’s first to open its doors in London in 2022. The short-stay apartments are just down the street from St Paul’s Cathedral.
Portfolio News
October 7, 2021

Bob W. comes to London

Bob W comes to city of London with its Watling Street property. This will be the company’s first to open its doors in London in 2022. The short-stay apartments are just down the street from St Paul’s Cathedral.
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May 23, 2021

Bob W is climate neutral

What’s climate neutrality, you ask? It’s similar to being ‘carbon-neutral’ but considers all climate-warming gases, not just carbon dioxide. Our Portfolio company, Bob W, is reducing their impact on the environment by double offsetting their emissions and working to emit less in the first place.
Portfolio News
May 23, 2021

Bob W is climate neutral

What’s climate neutrality, you ask? It’s similar to being ‘carbon-neutral’ but considers all climate-warming gases, not just carbon dioxide. Our Portfolio company, Bob W, is reducing their impact on the environment by double offsetting their emissions and working to emit less in the first place.
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April 9, 2021

Bob W raises $11 million for apartment hotels

During the pandemic, Bob W has reached occupancy rates as high as 90% at its properties in Estonia and Finland. They've now secured their first apartments in London and is opening properties in central Helsinki this Spring. “Despite the pandemic, our revenue grew significantly in 2020,” said Niko Karstikko, CEO and co-founder. Bob W expects to double its headcount this year.
Portfolio News
April 9, 2021

Bob W raises $11 million for apartment hotels

During the pandemic, Bob W has reached occupancy rates as high as 90% at its properties in Estonia and Finland. They've now secured their first apartments in London and is opening properties in central Helsinki this Spring. “Despite the pandemic, our revenue grew significantly in 2020,” said Niko Karstikko, CEO and co-founder. Bob W expects to double its headcount this year.
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June 15, 2020

Why we invested in Bob W

On why we invested in Bob W - an alternative to hotels and hosted homes. By sourcing and decorating high-quality suites in curated neighborhoods, Bob W can offer the livability and affordability of short-stay homes with the consistency and sustainability at scale of a hotel, 100% digital and touchless.
Investment Thesis
June 15, 2020

Why we invested in Bob W

On why we invested in Bob W - an alternative to hotels and hosted homes. By sourcing and decorating high-quality suites in curated neighborhoods, Bob W can offer the livability and affordability of short-stay homes with the consistency and sustainability at scale of a hotel, 100% digital and touchless.

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