Apartment List raises $15 million
Finding the right apartment in a big city is an exhausting job. It takes a long time. And its only getting harder. Apartment search engine Apartment List has been trying to make the process easier, and now the company has raised a $15 million round of Series A funding, led by Matrix Partners. Read more.
Apartment List Raises $15 Million To Take On Craigslist
San Francisco’s Apartment List, a digital platform for home renters, has raised $15 million in a venture financing round led by Matrix Partners. The startup aims to compete with Craigslist and carve out a new forum for apartment seekers. Just two years old, Apartment List has $18 million in annual revenue and is already profitable. The website has 1.5 million U.S. visitors each month and currently has the most listings in 72 of the top 100 rental marketplaces. Read more.
Matrix Partners leads funding round for Apartment List
Apartment List, which operates an apartment search engine for the rental market, has raised a $15 Million Series A round of funding. Matrix Partners led the round. As part of the funding, Dana Stalder, general partner of Matrix, has joined the board of the San Francisco-based company. Apartment List, which launched in late 2011, had previously been bootstrapped. Read more.
Aiming To Build An End-To-End Rental Ecosystem, Apartment List Raises $15M
One month after acquiring the apartment reviews site RentAdvisor, Apartment List has closed $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. With this raise, the startup will be building out its product, engineering, and sales teams, as well as upping the reach and quality of its apartment profiles and reviews. Read more.
Apartment List raises $15 million for rental search
Apartment List, a fast growing apartment search engine, has raised a $15 Million Series A investment round led by Matrix Partners. Launched two years ago, San Francisco-based Apartment List is a 55 person venture that consolidates listings from numerous services, a strategy it says produces most extensive listings in 67 of the top 100 rental marketplaces. Read more.
Apartment List raises USD15 million in Series A financing lead by Matrix Partners
Fresh from acquiring an accommodations review site RentAdvisor, Apartment List just closed its Series A investment round. The round was led by Matrix Partners and had raised $15 million in new funding. According to a report by TechCrunch, the new funding would go toward building out its sales, engineering and product teams. Proceeds from the funding round would also reportedly go towards improving the quality and reach of its apartment reviews and profiles. Read more.
Apartment List Raises $15M Series A from Matrix Partners
Apartment List believes finding a place to live should be a scam-proof and efficient experience for renters, and it just raised $15 million from Matrix Partners to make renting easier and safer for tenants and landlords alike. Read more.
Profitable Apartment List raises $15M Series A, aims to wrap up the rentals market once and for all
Two years ago, the apartment search market was Craigslist, the company everyone loves to hate, and not much else worth getting excited about. Today, things couldn’t be more different, and the clear leader among the new market entrants is Apartment List. Read more.
Profitable for Three Years, Apartment List Raises $15M Series A Round
Apartment List, which has aggregated some 600,000 rental apartment listings, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Apartment List never scraped Craigslist to boost its inventory, avoiding Craigslist’s cease-and-desist/lawsuit strategy and struck 100 data partnerships instead. Read more.
Apartment List Raises $15 Million In Series A
Apartment List has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Apartment List is a popular apartment search engine that launched two years ago. Based in San Francisco, Apartment List consolidates listings from several services. Apartment List is led by CEO John Kobs. Dana Stalder of Matrix Partners is joining the Apartment List board of directors. Read more.
Apartment List is fixing the painful, time-sucking process of rental search
Apartment List claims to be the fastest-growing apartment search engine in the U.S. and has raised $15 million in funding to help people find homes. The engine aggregates millions of listings from around the country and puts them together in a map-based interface, with filters for price, neighborhood, number of bedrooms, amenities, and even pet-friendliness. Matrix Partners led this first round of funding, which will support Apartment List’s continued geographical expansion and product development. Read more.
Street Fight Daily:Pinterest Pins Location, Apartment List Raises $15M Series A Round
Apartment List, which has aggregated some 600,000 rental apartment listings, has raised $15 million in Series A funding led by Matrix Partners. Read more.
Apartment List Announces Acquisition of RentAdvisor, Makes Way for Ratings and Reviews
Apartment List, the fastest-growing rental marketplace, just announced its acquisition of RentAdvisor. RentAdvisor, the leading ratings and reviews platform in the rental industry will equip Apartment List with content that will allow users to make smarter real estate decisions. Read more.
News Flash: Apartment List Acquires Rent Advisor
Apartment List recently acquired RentAdvisor, the fastest growing rating and reviews platform in the rental industry. Trust and transparency are key ingredients to any well-functioning marketplace. Read more.
Fast 100: Meet the Bay Area’s fastest-growing private companies 2013
No. 19: Apartment List
John Kobs, CEO and co-founder, with Chris Herndon, co-founder The San Francisco apartment rental web site saw 438.5 percent revenue growth from 2010 to 2012. Read more.
Apartment List Acquires RentAdvisor, Bolstering Their Listings With Reviews
Last we heard from Apartment List, they had just launched their app and were aiming to take on Craigslist as apartment hunters’ tool of choice. Now the service has made its next move: acquiring the reviews site RentAdvisor, which will immediately add 20,000 reviews to the site’s listings. Read more.
This Craigslist-Crusher Can Help You Find a New, Non-Creepy Roommate
It’s an inevitability of city living: At some point, typically as the result of forces outside your control, you’ll be faced with finding a new roommate. In the Boston apartment scene, that can be a rather intimidating proposition. Read More.
ApartmentList Mobile is Eating Craigslist’s Lunch, Mowing its Lawn
Craigslist is the big daddy on the block for housing searches. But The List that Craig Built has been slow to create a mobile presence and now that intransigence is costing them dearly. Read More.
Apartment List just launched an app called Roommates. IT’S THE NEW TINDER.
How can this innovative, up-and-coming company help you swipe right and find your perfect match? Let’s find out. Renting a new apartment is a tedious process. You have to figure out your budget, ideal neighborhood, nearby locations – the list goes on. To top it off, you don’t even have a roommate. Not to say you’re not popular, but it just didn’t work out living with the friends. So, how can Apartment List make this process less excruciating? Apartment List, launched in 2011 and voted Best Real Estate site by People’s Choice, brings millions of listings from the web straight to your phone through its recent application called Roommates, available on IOS and Androids. Read more.
The 2013 Inc. 5000 List
Apartment List lands spot #108 on Inc. 500′s list of the 5000 fastest-growing companies in America! Read more.
Need a compatible roommate? Five apps and sites to help you search
Finding the perfect roommate is comparable to finding a significant other. That’s why the Roommates app by ApartmentList, a rental real estate search engine start-up, took a few pointers from online dating services that sync to the user’s Facebook account to build a profile and pre-screen potential dates — or, in this case, roommates. Think of the Roommates app as a matchmaking algorithm. Read more.
Roommates App Aimed At Match-Making Takes On Chicago Stereotypes By Neighborhood
Not every Chicago roommate situation works out as well as “Perfect Strangers,” but a new app could help roommate seekers avoid their own personal “Single White Female.” Rental search engine startup ApartmentList.com launched the Roommates app for Chicago as a social-media powered means of reducing what Apartment List CEO John Kobs calls the “pain” of finding someone with whom to share your digs. Read more.
Data suggest rental rates will fall … eventually
Rents are on the rise across the country as apartment vacancy rates fall, but multifamily home builders are gearing up to construct more and that could be good news for renters in the next year or so, according to one real estate expert. National rental vacancy rates fell to 9.3 percent last year from 12.3 percent in 2009 and that’s sent rental rates higher, said John Kobs, CEO of real estate listing site ApartmentList.com. Read More.
“Apartment List Launches Android App For Finding Roommates, With iOS To Come”
Apartment List, an apartment search engine that uses Facebook to personalize results, is rounding out its offerings today with the launch of its new “Roommates” app for Android, which helps connect potential roomies. The app pulls information from Facebook to create a profile that includes a person’s age, education, and workplace. Read More.
Need a Roommate? Check Your Phone
We talk about it a lot. Rents are crazy in the Bay Area, especially in San Francisco. For some, the solution is to bite the bullet and pay through the nose. For others, the solution is to try and find someone to help you pay. A roommate. If you fall into that second category, there’s an app for you. Read more.
Find New Roommates With Apartment List App
Apartment Lists takes information from Facebook to make user profiles that include age, education, and workplace. Users can then add a budget, neighborhoods, and interests. When both users indicate they want to chat, they will be notified and can start a conversation with private messaging. Read More
Roommates App Could Be Match Made In Heaven For LA Renters
The only thing worse than living with a terrible roommate is having to find a new one. That’s where ApartmentList.com comes in. The rental search engine startup launched a Roommates app for Angelenos. Profiles are synced up to users’ Facebook profiles and then matched with other users. Both users have to individually opt in for the app to connect them. Read More.
New App Uses Facebook To Match Roommates
Everyone knows that the roommate search can be a nightmare, but until now, nobody has really done anything about it. Enter ApartmentList.com, which claims to be the country’s fastest-growing housing search engine, and hopes to own the roomshare market. Recently the site launched a free app in New York, LA, Chicago, and Boston, that uses Facebook to match potential roommates. Read More.
New iPhone apps worth downloading
Hunting for a roommate to go with your apartment? If you live in San Francisco, you’ll find our first app worth downloading today, Roommates, to be extremely useful. The app makes it easy to search for roommates compatible with living with you, and provides an online place to meet and discuss before committing to interacting in person. Read more.
Online Dating Applied to Finding Boston Roommates
Apartment List is launching a challenge to Craigslist in Boston through its new Roommates app. The app has already unfurled in SF, New York, L.A. and Chicago. According to Apartment List: “The average rent for a 1-bedroom among the top 5 most expensive cities amounts to $2,580 per month. Boston has the highest monthly rent for 1 bedroom apartments at $2,965.” Read More.
Moving in Together: New App Aims to Find Roommates Among Friends
Craigslist, for all its faults, remains the dominant means for most people in large cities to find apartment shares. But ApartmentList.com, which claims to be the country’s fastest-growing housing search engine, is hoping that a new app might help it to take a big chunk of the roomshare market. The company is launching a free app in New York, as well as in Los Angeles, Chicago and Boston that uses Facebook to match potential roommates. Read More.
Shacking Up: New App Uses Tinder-Like Method To Help Angelenos Find Roommates
John Kobs and Chris Herndon are looking to revolutionize the rental world through their new app Roommates. Like Tinder, which makes online dating less horrifying by signing users up through Facebook, Roommates employs the same philosophy in an effort to make the roommate search simpler and safer. Read More.
Apartment List launches new roommate app
Rent in big cities, like New York or San Francisco, is so high that there is no way for someone under 30 to live there alone. It’s either find a roommate or live on the street. That is why apartment search engine and former Vator Splash Winner Apartment List is launching a new app to help its users find roommates. Read More.
Craig doesn’t live here: Roommates app expands
Consider this: The average rent for a studio in San Francisco is $2,312 a month. That’s like buying 12 iPhone 5s every month. So, it’s particularly unsurprising that many people are opting to stay in—or look for—roommate situations over living solo. Read More.
Infographic breaks down “typical” Chicago neighborhood roommates
Apartmentlist.com has published an entertaining infographic breaking down the “typical” Chicago roommate by neighborhood. There is plenty to snicker about – people in Wicker Park DO love Big Star! – and plenty to argue – but it’s all in good fun. The results are equal parts hilarious, accurate and “TECHNICALLY that’s true…” Read More.
Apartment List moves in on Craigslist turf
Apartment List is fighting “the network effect.” In its case, that means Craigslist.When an online service gains a critical mass of interdependent customers, it stops making sense for any of them to use another service. Facebook is perhaps the best example. The central reason people use Facebook is that most of their friends are on it, which makes starting a rival social network very difficult.
Apartment List draws inspiration from dating services with new app for finding roommates
Apartment List understands that the quest for a roommate is a lot like trying to find a significant other, so it took a page out of dating apps’ playbooks with its new Roommates app for iPhone and Android. Read More.
Apartment List releases ‘Tinder for roommates’ in 5 U.S. cities
Apartment List launched mobile app Roommates across the country today to prevent roommate horror stories. Most people have a roommate war story locked away somewhere. I have quite the collection myself. The Roommates app strives to cut down on the likelihood of these sorts of experiences. Read More.
Pet projects: Renters love their dogs, cats
According to ApartmentList.com , 12.8 percent of referrals in the District are for “pet-friendly, dog-friendly or cat-friendly” apartments, compared with an average of 9.4 percent in the 40 largest U.S. cities. Read more.
“Top 10 Cheapest U.S. Cities to Rent an Apartment”
Looking for an affordable place to rent an apartment? Head to the Midwest. Of the 10 cheapest places to rent an apartment across the country, nine are located in the nation’s midlands, according to data compiled by ApartmentList.com, an apartment search service. Read More.
“Roommates App Applies Online Dating Logic To The Horrifying Search For An Apartment Mate”
Tinder makes online dating less scary by using Facebook to pre-screen potential dates. Now a new start up is applying that method to a possibly even more frightening part of your life: The search for a normal roommate. Read More.
“Need a Roommate? Check your Phone”
We talk about it a lot. Rents are crazy in the Bay Area, especially in San Francisco. For some, the solution is to bite the bullet and pay through the nose. For others, the solution is to try and find someone to help you pay. A roommate. If you fall into that second category, there’s an app for you. Read More.
“Top 10 Priciest U.S. Cities to Rent an Apartment”
Rents across the nation are creeping up. But in some cities they’re not rising slightly so much as skyrocketing. Although the average rent across the U.S. is $1,231 per month, in certain areas it can be triple that number. Landlords can afford to charge such daunting prices because there are so few apartments available in high-demand cities. Read More.
“6 Apps You Don’t Want to Miss”
“Apartment List Releases iOS App to Help Renters Find a Home”
Searching for an apartment sucks, but Apartment List is hard at work trying to make the process less painful. The site has an average of 14.5 photos per listing, so renters can get a better idea of an apartment before going to look at it in person, and they can directly contact landlords through the site. Listings can be saved and synced across multiple devices, and there are features for making notes after each rental. This feature is particularly useful on mobile, because renters can document their opinions on the spot. Read more.
“Finding the Apartment of Your Dreams Just Got Easier With Apartment List”
Now that the school year is over, many of you may be starting to look for somewhere new to live. It doesn’t matter if you’re ready to get out of the dorms, or if you’ve just graduated and are moving to a new city – whatever the reason, looking for a new place is crazy stressful. Read More.
“Apartment List Seeks To Reinvent Property Rentals Nationwide”
Some of the biggest problems associated with rental housing revolve around the fact that there is no central hub for online, easy to access listings. The argument could be made that Craigslist accomplishes this task, but the reality is that Craigslist has a profundity of non-comprehensive and disorganized listings. Read More.
“The Evolution of ILS”
Consumer feedback consistently shows apartment shoppers appreciate choice, according to John Kobs, co-founder and CEO of apartment search engine ApartmentList.com. Read More
“Greylock’s Simon Rothman Joins Apartment List Advisory Board As The Startup Looks Beyond Apartments”
Apartment List, an apartment search engine that launched at TechCrunch Disrupt this fall, says that Simon Rothman, an executive in residence at Greylock Partners, has joined the company’s advisory board. Read More
“Rents rising as real estate market turns corner”
“According to Apartment List, a San Francisco-based collector of data and renters’ web site, October was the first month since before the recession that median rents in Atlanta were higher than the same month a year earlier.” Read More
“On the Hunt for Roommates or an Apartment? Check Out these Craigslist Alternatives”
“We like it more than Craigslist because: As you can see from the screenshot above, ApartmentList provides colorful neighborhood information like ‘Walkability’ and ‘Stroller Index’ scores.” Read More
“Vertical Brands brings rentals under one roof”
“Like kayak.com for the rental market, the website harnesses listings by partnering with leading real estate websites like rent.com, forrent.com and apartmentfinder.com, with the notable exception of Craigslist.” Read More
“Apartment List poised to thrive on ‘Generation Rent’”
“[John Kobs & Chris Herndon] came up with Apartment List as something of a Kayak for rental properties by consolidating millions of listings from across the web. The site offers an array of unique features, as well as information on individual neighborhoods, such as “walkability” & “stroller index.” Read More
“Peninsula rents going the way of SF and Manhattan”
“According to a new study by ApartmentList.com, Peninsula rents are quickly rising to rival those of San Francisco proper. Over both 12-month and 18-month periods in the area as a whole, rents have risen an average of 10% and 18%, respectively. Here’s a run down of their data, showing rent changes for different sized units…John Kobs, CEO of Apartment List points out that another big factor is inventory of homes for sale. “For the past two years the available inventory of for sale homes in the Bay Area has been at an all-time low.” Read More
“SANTA CLARA: Job boom has Bay Area rents rising”
“Silicon Valley led the US in job growth in July, and that’s causing a boom im rental prices. ApartmentList.com just released new research and found rental prices in Silicon Valley are up $9,000 a year since January 2011. San Francisco is up $5000 a year.” Watch Now
“Silicon Valley tech boom is inflating rents… by a lot”
“San Francisco red-hot startup activity is not only inflating the commercial real estate market, but it is also having an impact on the residential rental market, data [from ApartmentList.com] shows. Since January 2011 annual rents are up by $5000, but down in Peninsula, rents are up even higher.” Read More
“Show Me Where It Hurts: Rentals Rising”
“This neat infographic from the fine folks over at ApartmentList tells you what you already know: Rents have been rising all over the Bay Area (the Bay Area, in this case, being San Francisco south to Sunnyvale.” Read More
“Profitable at 11-Months-Old, ApartmentList Adds VP of Product from Gilt, Aims to Be the Anti-Craigslist”
“In the apartment wars, he who has the most listings is king. The meta-search site Apartment List, which calls itself the world’s largest and fastest-growing apartment search engine, aims to claim this crown by aggregating residential rental listings from across the Web much like Kayak does for travel.” Read More
“Apartment List is Taking the ILS World by Storm”
“One of the most visually compelling features that set the website apart is its next-generation mapping technology. Recognizing that specific neighborhoods are often a crucial element in a renter search, the company has integrated a feature into its map searches which allows users to browse listings broken down by a specific neighborhood in a city.” Read More
“Hot startups spotted at SXSW”
“Type in your location and you can start filtering the picks based on the price range, bedrooms and bathrooms, and features like on-site parking and pet-friendliness. It’ll also show you top-rated restaurants around the area and popular neighborhoods that your friends frequently “check in” on through location services like Foursquare.” Read More
“Apartment List Uses Your Personal Preferences to Find You a New Home”
“Apartment hunting can be a pain, but new service Apartment List uses your answers to specific questions and information from your Facebook profile to help narrow your search to apartments you’ll actually like.” Read More
Apartment Hunting Made Easy
Scoring an apartment in San Francisco can be harder than trying to get in an ivy league school. You show up to a crowded open house in your best outfit, with a packet of crisp credit reports and rental histories and a checkbook eager to be written in, and you still end up apartment-less and dejected, not to mention to burn wounds you suffered baking your future landlord brownies. Here to save the day is Apartment List. It’s a Bay Area-based service that combs several listing sights at once and presents them to you in neat little maps and information snippets. Read More
“Apartment List: Like Pandora But for Housing”
“To better acquaint you with unfamiliar ‘hoods, you can also connect via Facebook to see if friends’ve checked in near a listing, though they aren’t really your friend if the only reason they hang out is because they’re, like, completely incapable of outrunning you.” Read More
“Apartment List Launches Recommendation Engine to Match You with the Right Apartment”
“As the U.S. rental market continues to grow, the world is badly in need of apartment search options that provide consistent and trustworthy listings and rental data — as well as a service that adds some entertainment to what is often a teeth-grinding process. The visual elements of ApartmentList’s engine, complete with interactive maps and images and easy search, add a much-needed revamp to the black-and-white listings of craiglist and other listings resources.” Read More
“Ask Techland: How Can I Use Google Maps to Find My Next Apartment?”
“But the site we’re really digging is a new service called Apartment List, which we discovered via the fine work being done over at Google Maps Mania. Though the site’s still in beta, the interface feels remarkably polished. It’s visually oriented yet functional, with the instructions clear enough for my mom to use.” Read More
“Apartment List rolls out ‘world’s first’ apartment matching engine”
“The Bay Area-based startup Apartment List aims to make searching for an apartment less exhausting — and possibly fun.” Read More
“Livin’ on Easy Street: Apartment List helps you find your perfect pad”
“Apartment-List fully launched today as the “world’s first apartment matching engine.” It aims to set you up with your perfect place, like a dating site for the apartment hunt.” Watch Video
“Apartment List creatively recommends apartments for renters – dream search”
“ApartmentList.com is certainly worth the industry taking a hard look at- it is a dream to use and if a residential real estate search site functioned as seamlessly as this, consumers would flock to it. Most sites either master information or master novelty- ApartmentList does both… Their claims of comprehensiveness are accurate, as they have more data sources than any startup we’ve seen in recent years- ForRent, ListHub, HotPads and so on.” Read More
“Startup rolls out ‘apartment matching engine’”
“Apartment hunters and technology aficionados, take note.” Read More