Matthieu Jost (entrepreneur)

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Matthieu Jost
Nationality French
Occupation Entrepreneur
Known for Founder - misterbnb & MyGayTrip
Website Matthieu Jost

Matthieu Jost is a French entrepreneur and founder of websites misterbnb and MyGayTrip.

Jost founded the French media company Taplanete in 2003.[1] The company published Internet sites for television shows and music and was purchased by AlloCiné in 2004.[1] Jost later founded the website MyGayTrip which has been referred to as a TripAdvisor type site for the LGBT community. It was founded as a joint venture along with Marc Dedonder and the French magazine Têtu.[2]

Jost founded misterbnb after a trip to Barcelona.[3] He rented a room in a shared apartment and upon arrival was treated badly by the owner who was not expecting a gay couple.[3] Jost felt uncomfortable by the experience and returned to Paris the next day.[4] He then began building the site as a way for people to travel to welcoming environments.[3] The website started as a combination MyGayTrip and short-term apartment rental service, Sejourning and has developed into an Airbnb for the LGBT community.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Beky, Ariane (15 November 2004). "AlloCiné atterrit sur Taplanete.net" (in French). Clubic.com. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  2. ^ Beveraggi, Jean (23 March 2011). "Tourisme Gay et Lesbien : plus qu'une niche, un marché à part entière" (in French). Tour Magazine. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  3. ^ a b c Pirolli, Bryan (10 December 2015). "Misterbnb: Gay travel revolution takes on homestays". CNN. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  4. ^ Rosini, Mattia (10 October 2014). "The founder of the only 'gay Airbnb' speaks out". West. Retrieved 18 December 2015.
  5. ^ Middleton, Josh (20 March 2013). "A Gayer Version of Airbnb, Misterbnb, Launches". Philly Mag. Retrieved 18 December 2015.

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