HomeAway prices IPO, now has $2B valuation

Vacation home rental site HomeAway on Thursday priced shares for its initial public offering between $24 and $27, which values the company at a surprisingly robust $2 billion. The company wants to raise as much as $248 million in its offering.

Rentmix mixes and maps vacation rentals

Here’s one way to tell that vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway are becoming a big deal: There’s a new startup called Rentmix that aggregates and maps their listings.

Google Ventures funds vacation rental player HomeAway

Vacation home rental matchmaker HomeAway just received a reported $25 million investment from Google Ventures, as corporate venture arms increasingly look for ways to invest in high-revenue, pre-IPO companies.