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Matthieu Jost is a French entrepreneur and founder of websites misterbnb and MyGayTrip.

Jost founded the French media company Taplanete in 2003.[1] The company published Internet sites for television shows and music and was purchased by AlloCinĂ© in 2004.[1] Jost later founded the website MyGayTrip which has been referred to as a TripAdvisor type site for the LGBT community. It was founded as a joint venture along with Marc Dedonder and the French magazine TĂȘtu.[2]

Jost founded misterbnb after a trip to Barcelona.[3] He rented a room in a shared apartment and upon arrival was treated badly by the owner who was not expecting a gay couple.[3] Jost felt uncomfortable by the experience and returned to Paris the next day.[4] He then began building the site as a way for people to travel to welcoming environments.[3] The website started as a combination MyGayTrip and short-term apartment rental service, Sejourning and has developed into an Airbnb for the LGBT community.[5]

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