HomeAway raises $250 million by Brian Blum in Real Estate 11 Nov 2008 If the economy is in trouble, you wouldn’t know it from vacation rental service HomeAway. The Texas-based company has raised a whopping $250 million round of financing. This comes on top of $209 million previously raised over two rounds. The new financing was led by Technology Crossover Ventures, with existing investors IVP and This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share homeawaytechnology crossover ventures Brian Blum Brian Blum covers the U.S., Canada and Israel for Classified Intelligence Report, and contributes to our special reports and research projects. Originally from San Francisco and now based in Jerusalem, he has been with the AIM Group since 2004. He is the president of Blum Interactive Media, specializing in writing and multimedia content development for online, print, video and audio. His clients include newspapers, universities and non-profits. He is currently working on a book about the billion-dollar bankruptcy of a once high-flying Israeli startup.