Collaborative Consumption - Pioneer Interview with Johann Jenson of Africa

Yahoo! Travel - You need to know about the Airbnb of Africa

African Business Review - Top 10 CEOs Innovating the Tech Industry in Africa

CNN - 15 African technology startups to watch in 2014

IDG Connect - SleepOut: The Rise of “Africa’s Airbnb”

African Business Magazine - Is Kenya losing the IT battle to Mauritius?

AFK Insider - Booking Start-Up Innovating Africa’s Online Travel Accommodations

Finweek - Connecting with Johann Jenson

Your Story - SleepOut, Kenya’s answer to CouchSurfing

VentureBeat - 14 really cool African tech startups worth watching in 2014

Smile & Mobile: Meet the Airbnb of Africa:

Tnooz - WANTED: Selfie competition in travel – must use elves, donkey or legs

IT Web Africa - Interview with CEO, Johann Jenson

The Good Web Guide - The Future of Freelancing

VC4A - Fundraising: SleepOut, building the largest accommodation marketplace across Africa, the Middle East and beyond

Pivot East - 2013 Winners

Wikipedia -

AllAfrica - Africa: Kenya's Raises Seed Funding to Expand Its Offer Across Africa and Into the Middle East

HumanIPO - Q&A: SleepOut CEO Johann Jenson

TechCrunch -

VentureBurn - SleepOut raises $200 000 seed funding, launches online travel mag

How We Made It In Africa - How SleepOut CEO Johann Jenson traded a secure UN job for the start-up world

CIO - Change your applications as the market evolves

Press Releases

May 21, 2015 - launches rewards club in major African cities

October 11, 2014 - wins Idealab’s Battle of the Cities at Founders Conference in Germany

June 25, 2014 - announces “Zanzibar to Lagos African Tour”

January 24, 2014 - Meeting of the minds: hackers converge on Lamu Island

January 21, 2014 - CNN lists among 15 African technology startups to watch in 2014

October 31, 2013 - pitches at Web Summit 2013 in Dublin, Ireland

September 6, 2013 - among 40 startups selected for DEMO Africa this October

August 2, 2013 - Kenya-based named world's top 50 startup in lead-up to October WebSummit in Dublin

June 3, 2013 - Accommodation Marketplace Appoints Paul Schwarz as Chief Technical Officer

May 22, 2013 - Accommodation Marketplace raises US$200,000 in seed funding

March 19, 2013 - Set to Launch NOMAD, Online Travel Lifestyle Magazine

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