Homie, a London, UK-based home search platform for renters, raised $4m in seed funding.
The round, which brought total funding to date to just under $6m, was led by Connect Ventures with participation from Seedcamp, Venture Friends and The Family.
The company intends to use the funds to develop the platform and expand operations.
Founded in 2016 by Alex Eid, Homie assigns every renter a personal home finder, known as a “Homie”, who uses their proprietary aggregator platform to search the market and match renters with their ideal homes.
A Homie does all the research for the renter’s exact specifications and removes the need for them to deal with multiple estate agents. The Homie then acts as the renter’s private agent, accompanying them on an all-inclusive cab journey across London to visit up to ten homes in a two hour tour, whilst offering advice on the area.