Apartment List, a US startup that is on a mission to deliver each renter a home they love, has announced that it secured US$ 50 million in Series D funding held in December 2020. The funding was led by Janus Henderson Investors. This investment crowns a year in which Apartment List attained profitability and boosted revenue growth. This funding round has made the company’s valuation twice from the earlier funding round.
The funding will be used to accelerate the growth in its core marketplace, building curated insights for all renter segments and flexible pricing options for properties.
What Apartment List has to say
John Kobs, Apartment List CEO & Founder said, “We believe home is a feeling everyone should own. And it’s our duty to secure that spirit for every single one of our renters and clients. We’re building an experience that gives renters a leg up in their search, a personal concierge in their pocket.”
What Janus Henderson Investors has to say
Denny Fish, a portfolio manager at Janus Henderson Investors said, “Apartment List’s unique value proposition – at the intersection of an industry we find attractive, a supportive macroeconomic backdrop, and a huge market opportunity ahead – makes this a really unique and interesting investment for us.”
What Matrix Partners has to say
Dana Stadler, general partner at Matrix partners said, “Rentals is the last remaining classified category not yet won by a modern-day startup, and Apartment List is well-positioned to lead the charge – a strong and fast-growing disruptor, that’s only been accelerated in the pandemic.”
About Apartment List
Apartment List is a smart, simple and seamless renting platform that’s committed to making the procedure easy and transparent for everyone. The company was founded in 2009 by John Kobs and is headquartered in San Francisco bay, USA. When a person adds an apartment to their shortlist, the savings concierge compares them and recommends the best property for them.
About Janus Henderson Investors
Janus Henderson Investors is a British global asset manager with more than 345 investment professionals and expertise across all major asset classes which helps clients to achieve their financial goals. The company is also known as Janus Henderson Group. It was founded in 2017 by Richard Gillingwater and is headquartered at the city of London, UK. The firm was formed from the all-stock merger of Janus Capital Group and Henderson Group which was completed in May 2017.
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