Looking for a roommate on Craigslist can be cumbersome. And it can be difficult to determine what the person will be like in real life. A startup called Roomi thinks it has a better solution for finding people to live with. Its app and website help you search for apartment listings with background-checked profiles from the tenants. It also pulls data from social media, like photos and employment information. New York-based Roomi says it has signed up a million people since it launched in 2015. Its average customer is a young professional, aged 26. Roomi is announcing that it’s raised $11 million to accelerate its business.The round is led by London-based Atami Capital, with participation from DCM, Great Oaks Venture Capital and others. Strategic investors including Scott and Cyan Banister are also participating. This brings the total funding raised to date to $17 million.
Roomi Lands $2 Million To Pair You With The Perfect Roommate
Roomi, an app that wants to help New Yorkers find the perfect roommate, is today launching with $2 million in seed funding led by DCM Ventures. Great Oak Ventures, Sand Hill East, Jeff Dishner, Greg Kidd, Arihant Patni, Jeff Penney, and AngelList Consumer Fund all participated in the round, as well. Roomi works by letting users seeking roommates list their apartments on the app. Once they’ve snapped a few pictures and filled in some information about themselves, other users can browse the service to find a good apartment/roommate.