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Vijilent platform rates risks in the online sharing space

When bad things happen – it can lead to the creation of a new company. North Carolina State University professor Rosanna Garcia and her family had good experiences with house-sharing networks dating back to 1989, so she signed on with Airbnb when it started. Unfortunately, when Garcia rented her vacation home to teenager Brandyn for his 19th birthday party, it resulted in $18,000 in damages. Even though Airbnb’s insurance covered the damages, it’s not the kind of hassle anyone needs. Garcia, who co-founded the startup Vijilent to rate online sharing services and help prevent others from having similar problems,...

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