Apartment List
Location: 500 3rd Street, Suite 555, San Francisco, California 94107, United States United States
Founded in: 2008
Stage: Profitable
Number of employees: 31-50
Funding history:
- Date: 12/2010, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Scott ingraham, Denis Grosz
- Date: 10/2009, Seed: undisclosed amount (post valuation: undisclosed amount).
Investors: Ariel Poler, Brad Stroh
Profitable year: already profitable
Short URL: vator.co/apartment-list
Awards and mentions
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2012 Vator Splash Winner
Apartment List won the judge's vote.
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ApartmentList.com won a Webby Award for Real Estate in 2012

Apartment List

Millions of Apartments, One Fast Search
Startup/business
California, United States United States
http://www.apartmentlist.com

Apartment List is the world’s fastest-growing apartment search engine that that is creating a trustworthy and transparent marketplace for renters and landlords. The company is headquartered in San Francisco and built by a team that hails from Google, Yelp, Yahoo, Amazon, Gilt Groupe and Boston Consulting Group.

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Apartment List is the world’s largest and fastest-growing apartment search engine. It brings millions of listings from around the web into one elegant interface, drastically reducing the time it takes renters to find an apartment. Apartment List launched in September 2011 at TechCrunch Disrupt and won a 2012 Webby Award for Real Estate. 

Apartment List is owned by Vertical Brands and is built by a team that hails from Google, Yelp, Yahoo, Amazon, Facebook and Gilt Groupe. Vertical Brands is also working in automotive, careers and other consumer categories that are ripe for innovaiton. The San Francisco-based company is profitable and hiring. 

To find your next apartment, visiit www.apartmentlist.com.

 

 


Team
  • John Kobs
    John Kobs | Founder
    Co-founder and CEO of Apartment List / Vertical Brands, Inc. Co-founder and board chairman of ChatSports.com, involved with the non-profit Year Up, and a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
  • Chris Herndon
    Chris Herndon | Founder
    Chris is the Co-Founder of Apartment List. Previously, he worked at Goldman Sachs, Chicago PE firm GTCR and the 40 Acres Group (which he co-founded). Chris is a Texas undergrad and Stanford MBA.
  • Chris Erickson
    Chris Erickson | Team member
  • Virginia Wang
    Virginia Wang | Team member
Business model

Apartment List is the world’s largest and fastest-growing apartment search engine. With millions of listings under one roof, it bring hundreds of listing services like Rent.com, Move.com, and others into one fast search experience, saving renters time and money in their search for housing, and delivering instant value to its partners by efficiently filling their vacant properties with qualified renteres.  

Apartment List’s elegant interface blends the best in search, social and mapping technologies with community scoop on neighborhoods (and one cute robot) to paint an eye-popping picture of each property. Today, more than 500,000 renters use Apartment List each month, and growing.

The company recently won the 2012 Webby Award (People’s Voice) in Real Estate.


Competitive advantage

Apartment List has the largest database of rental properties on the web, from the widest variety of listing sources. Apartment List's partnerships with hundreds of internet isting services are unmatched, giving the company a significant competitive advantage. 

Apartment List is profitable. The company raised less than one million dollars of seed funding from leading angel investors. Co-founders John Kobs and Chris Herndon came to Silicon Valley via the finance world, and believe that profits and amazing technology products should be pursued simultaneously.

The Apartment List business model can scale across industries and Vertical Brands will be pursuing other verticals, such as autos. Apartments are just the beginning.

 

Investors
Denis Grosz
CEO of Conjecture Corporation, a network of consumer websites reaching over 10MM unique visitors per month. Investor/Advisor of web startups.
Ariel Poler
Ariel is an Internet entrepreneur, mentor and investor. He was the founder of IPRO, the first web analytics company, and of Topica, one of the first email communities. Ariel was board member of Kana Software, LinkExchange, Odeo, LOLapps and Stumbl...
Brad Stroh
CEO - Bills.com and Freedom Financial Network. Investor and advisor to multiple early stage start-ups, board member to four current investments.