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Startup Kiki slayed for ‘girls only’ venture

The peer-to-peer subletting enterprise is being slammed for its sudden pivot, and for dictating to women.

Toby Thomas-Smith (right) founded Kiki in Auckland before moving the firm to Sydney, then New York

Maria Slade Thu, 18 Jan 2024

Startup darling Kiki is facing an online backlash for its new venture, a ‘girls only’ community in New York city.

Fellow entrepreneurs have accused the majority male-run subletting venture of being tone-deaf and showing disrespect to its early users by suddenly pivoting its model.

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