Top 20 Real Estate Startups in 2022

by Josh Howarth - April 20, 2022

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The global real estate industry is expected to reach $8.6T by 2026. That makes it one of the largest industries in the world in terms of total financial value.

From a business perspective, this means that the potential for real estate startups and companies is massive and will likely continue to increase as cities continue to expand.

We’ve rounded up some of the best real estate startups to keep an eye on in 2022 and beyond.

1. Evernest

5-year search growth: 1625%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2019

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Funding: $21.8M (Series A)

What they do: Evernest is a real estate operating system that makes it easier to purchase a property. The data-driven service platform provides a customized and transparent real estate buying experience. The company has also partnered with other European property listers to provide customers with real-time property updates. In March 2021, Evernest raised $7.1M in a seed funding round led by Apic Investments.

2. ServiceTitan

5-year search growth: 733%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2007

Location: Glendale, CA

Funding: $1.1B (Series G)

What they do: As a real estate servicing company, ServiceTitan provides property management services to residential and commercial customers. The platform provides one of the biggest repositories of contractors for plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and other property systems. Their software provides a centralized system for accounting, sales, marketing, payroll, and several other business functions. ServiceTitan is valued at $9.5B and is looking to move towards an IPO.

3. Flyhomes

5-year search growth: 1566%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2016

Location: Seattle, WA

Funding: $310M (Series C)

What they do: Flyhomes is an online real estate brokerage that helps users throughout the home buying process. According to Forbes, Flyhomes is valued at more than $800M.

4. Fundrise

5-year search growth: 600%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2010

Location: Washington, DC

Funding: $355.5M (Debt Financing)

What they do: An alternate investment company, Fundrise offers low-cost investment opportunities in the real estate industry. This helps reduce Fundrise’s dependence on external capital, as the customers themselves become investors. The startup allows investors to track their portfolios in real-time as properties are operated, sold, and improved.

5. Rentberry

5-year search growth: -57%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2015

Location: San Francisco, CA

Funding: $14.2M (Equity Crowdfunding)

What they do: Rentberry is a real estate startup that aims to digitize the entire rental process. The platform offers price negotiation services to assist tenants and landlords online. It also automates standard rental tasks like submitting credit reports, personal information, and document signing. In 2020, Rentberry managed to raise another $1.8M through Wefunder.

6. WiredScore

5-year search growth: 24%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2013

Location: New York, NY

Funding: $9M (Corporate Round)

What they do: A global organization, WiredScore owns and manages the WiredScore certification. It’s a digital connectivity certification that checks and scores the digital infrastructures of buildings. The scores assist landlords in assessing, understanding, and improving the digital functionality of their properties, making it more convenient for tenants. WiredScore made it to the Inc. 5000 list in 2017.

7. Bridgit

5-year search growth: 60%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2013

Location: Kitchener, Canada

Funding: $36.6M (Series B)

What they do: Bridgit is a real estate resource and workforce management tool that assists in planning and construction. Their goal is to make construction more efficient by optimizing resource flow and workflow management. Users can look at various project roles, prioritize them, and manage them in real-time. In October 2021, Bridgit raised $19.4M in Series B funding, led by Storm Ventures and Camber Creek.

8. NestAway

5-year search growth: -61%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2015

Location: Bengaluru, India

Funding: $109.1M (Series D)

What they do: A home rental network, NestAway helps people find rental solutions using a centralized platform. It helps owners manage their properties and easily rent them out. The company also provides several home maintenance services, such as household repairs. In their latest funding round, NestAway raised $4.6M from Goldman Sachs and $10M from Tiger Global Management.

9. NoBroker

5-year search growth: 614%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2013

Location: Bengaluru, India

Funding: $426M (Series E)

What they do: NoBroker allows users to find, buy, and sell properties without a broker. The platform connects buyers directly with sellers, allowing them to make real estate deals among themselves. The company allows free listings and lets users add ample information to reduce the need for visits. They also help develop rental agreements, which automate any paperwork. NoBroker recently raised $210M in Series E financing through Tiger Global and General Atlantic.

10. GetAgent

5-year search growth: 533%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2014

Location: London, England

Funding: $3.3M (Series A)

What they do: As an online comparison website, GetAgent allows users to find real estate agents to manage their properties. Users can cross-reference agents based on their performances to see if they can manage their properties. The process makes users compare agents, book valuations, pick an agent and monitor the listing. According to GetAgent’s website, they’ve helped over 200,000 homeowners sell their properties.

11. Triplemint

5-year search growth: -77%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2011

Location: New York, NY

Funding: $19.3M (Series A)

What they do: Triplemint is a real estate search engine that lets users find pre-market properties. The firm utilizes machine learning and predictive analytics to decipher what buyers and sellers want. In 2019, Triplemint raised $7.1M in a Series A round.

12. Morty

5-year search growth: -55%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2015

Location: New York, NY

Funding: $36.5M (Series B)

What they do: As a mortgage marketplace, Morty helps users find the right mortgage plan and set it up online. They help users by customizing loan options based on their needs. The startup aims to provide a streamlined process through features such as quick pre-approvals and expedited closing. Currently, Morty has a 4.6 rating on Trustpilot.

13. EasyKnock

5-year search growth: 491%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2016

Location: New York, NY

Funding: $401.7M (Series C)

What they do: EasyKnock is an alternative home equity solution that lets customers convert their equity to cash. Through the platform’s sale-leaseback programs, users can sell the company their home while remaining on as renters. The startup offers three plans (Sell & Stay, MoveAbility, and ReLease) that enable homeowners to sell their home, but continue living there. In August 2021, EasyKnock acquired FarmlandFinder to become the first sale-leaseback provider for farmland in the US.

14. Compound (Republic)

5-year search growth: 41%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2016

Location: New York, NY

Funding: $214M (Series B)

What they do: A real estate investment platform, Compound vets, collects and presents customers with properties they can invest in. The website allows users to browse through dozens of deals and provides details (such as number of investors, total capitalization, etc.) for each project. The startup also allows users to apply to raise up to $5 million in capital from retail investors. In 2020, Compound was acquired by Republic, changing the company’s name to Republic Real Estate.

15. Realvolve

5-year search growth: -81%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2011

Location: Denver, CO

Funding: $2.9M (Seed)

What they do: Realvolve is a CRM and workflow management platform for the real estate industry. The platform provides businesses with automation features, insights, and other tools to help users better communicate with their clients. In 2020, Realvolve merged with Firepoint to offer a collective tech stack to real estate businesses.

16. Avenue 8

5-year search growth: -2%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2020

Location: San Francisco, CA

Funding: $18M (Series A)

What they do: A mobile-first real estate brokerage, Avenue 8 helps users find homes online. The company provides a streamlined digital platform for agents, buyers, and sellers. Users can utilize various tools that help automate redundant tasks in the home buying process. In May 2021, Avenue 8 raised $14M in Series A round to expand into new markets.

17. Zumper

5-year search growth: 172%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2012

Location: San Francisco, CA

Funding: $178.7M (Series D)

What they do: Zumper is an online platform that helps users find rental properties, including apartments, condos, houses, and rooms. The company’s goal is to make renting as easy as booking hotel rooms. Users can upload their requirements and are instantly notified when a property is available. During the pandemic, Zumper introduced “InstaRent” to promote and streamline remote property leasing.

18. Atmos

5-year search growth: 143%

Search growth status: Regular

Year founded: 2018

Location: San Francisco, CA

Funding: $6.2M (Seed)

What they do: Atmos is a digital platform that allows users to design and build custom homes. Users can browse and purchase plots or existing homes online, customize their home, and start building. The startup also assists home buyers with financing options. During the building phase, users are assigned project managers who provide regular updates. The company’s goal is to make homebuilding a one-click process.

19. Cubbo

5-year search growth: 176%

Search growth status: Exploding

Year founded: 2021

Location: Bogota, Colombia

Funding: $8M (Seed)

What they do: Cubbo is a tech company that fulfills e-commerce orders and repurposes real estate assets for D2C companies. The company offers storing, packing, and delivering solutions to help manage distressed real estate assets. Users can utilize a logistics tool, quick integration, and inventory control to manage their assets. Recently, Cubbo raised $4M in seed funding to further improve shipping and fulfillment services in Latin America.

20. Zibo

5-year search growth: 32%

Search growth status: Peaked

Year founded: 2019

Location: Redwood City, CA

Funding: $10.5M (Series Unknown)

What they do: A platform for landlords, Zibo provides users with real-time financial services and property insights. The company offers various financial tools for insurance, banking, rent collection, loans, and other tasks. The startup’s goal is to help streamline rent collection, make deposits easier, improve access to loans, and provide affordable property insurance. Zibo raised $10.5M in funding in 2020.

Conclusion

That concludes our list of the top real estate startups you should follow in 2022.

Despite the world economy being in flux, the real estate market looks to maintain its current strong growth trajectory. And as new technology and tools enter the fray, we’ll continue to see a rise in new investment avenues, platforms that make buying and owning a home easier, and overall accessibility for people looking to invest in property.

Written By
Josh Howarth
Co-founder of Exploding Topics.
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San Francisco, California
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