Room8, a data company optimizing co-living through roommate matching and apartment search services, received an initial funding of undisclosed amount.
Backers included Storm Ventures, Avanta Ventures, Alpana Ventures, and Plug and Play Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to make key hires in both Scottsdale, Arizona, and San Francisco, California and increase platform capabilities.
Led by Jessica Chen, Alexis Valerio, and Dan Mathews, Room8 provides an iOS and Android mobile app that recommends compatible roommates at no cost to users.
The app allows users to browse potential roommate profiles, safely and securely video-chat with other users, review a real-time inventory of apartments and schedule tours with landlords.