In January 2019, the Barcelona-based urban room rental startup Badi closed a $30 million funding. The 2015-founded startup has now raised circa $45 million in total, while its platform has passed 12 million rental requests. Badi also passed one million registered users in November 2018, up from around 700,000 in February 2018.
On the AI front, Badi applies machine learning technology to help with the flatmate matching process — learning from users of its platform as they match and agree to become flatmates, and then feeding “compatibility insights” back in to keep improving its recommendations. […]