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The smartest 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 Tallinn and Helsinki and are expanding to London and beyond in 2021.

"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, Managing Partner

VERTICAL
Hospitality
Country
Finland
INvested in
Seed
2019
Invested with
Collective contributions
Robin Daniels
WeWork, Salesforce, Box, Linkedin
Lisa Dubost
California Kitchen, AirBnB
Jacob Aqraou
Finexia, Ebay

Meet the founders

Niko Karstikko

CEO

Sebastian Emberger

COO

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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.
Insights
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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