HomeAway Backs Gogobot

Austin-based vacation rental marketplace operator HomeAway is the lead investor in travel planning service operator Gogobot, according to the company Wednesday. Gogobot said it has raised $20M in a Series C funding round, led by HomeAway, and also included Redpoint Ventures and Battery Ventures. Gogobot said that HomeAway CEO Brian Sharples is joining the company's board of directors as part of the funding.