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Skyara, An AirBnB For Experiences

November 5th, 2010 11:09 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

i/o Ventures backed Skyara launches today as a marketplace for exciting things to do. Founded by Jonathan Wu and Dennis Liu, the site provides people who can offer new experiences like a culinary tour, personalized yoga or a beer tasting with a platform to do so, hooking them up Airbnb-style with people who seek new experiences like foodies or yoga fanatics.

Key Skyara features include packaging scheduling, booking and payments services and well as a Digg-like voting features and Skyara Requests, i.e. if a specific experience isn’t available on Skyara, consumers can request it and see if any vendor can customize their offerings.

Founders Wu and Liu say that they’re trying to create a new experience  market similar to how Etsy created a new market for DIY craft fans, targeting people who ask, “What is there to do?†during the weekends The site currently has 5200 experiences available in the Bay Area and plans to monetize by charging experience vendors a 12% transaction fee.

Future plans include expansion into other markets like New York and Hawaii. Says Wu, “Our goal is to get all of the screen tanned entrepreneurs and business folks out of the house and trying exciting new things. We want Skyara experiences to become a part of everyone’s weekend schedule.”

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