My Plus One is a new way to travel that’s easier, affordable and fun. We connect you with like-minded locals and recommend the most stylish, affordable places to stay. You can meet a local to get their advice and tips, or go out with them to experience the city. You can pay your local in money or barter items in exchange for your experience. All locals have been met in person by My Plus One.
The business launched in Berlin in March 2012 as Plus One Berlin. It has received widespread exposure in the press (see http://plusoneberlin.com/press.html), and the community of locals has grown from 15 in Berlin to currently nearly 100 in 5 cities. A new website for My Plus One will go live in December 2013 with locals and accommodation partners in five cities (London, Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona and Berlin).
So far the business has been solely run and funded by Founder Clare Freeman.