Airbnb buying background-check firm Trooly

|By:, SA News Editor

Airbnb (Private:AIRB) is buying Trooly, a background-check start-up, to increase protection for its guests and hosts as fraudulent listings have crept up.

Trooly's been a partner with Airbnb on authenticating identities for a couple of years. In-house, its tech could help Airbnb track customer violations like side deals.

Terms weren't disclosed, but Airbnb will get Trooly's intellectual property and its engineering team, with the deal set to close Monday.

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