Couchsurfing International Inc. operates, a hospitality service, and social networking website. The website provides a platform for members to stay as a guest at someone's home (homestay), host travelers, meet other members or join an event. Unlike many hospitality services, Couchsurfing is an example of the gift economy; there is no monetary exchange between members and there is no expectation by hosts for future rewards. Like all hospitality services, Couchsurfing is a form of collaborative consumption and sharing.

Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
81 (est)+3%
Couchsurfing was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Couchsurfing Office Locations

Couchsurfing has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
340 Kansas Street
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Couchsurfing Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$22.6 m

Latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

over 5 years


Couchsurfing's latest funding round in August 2012 was reported to be $15 m. In total, Couchsurfing has raised $22.6 m

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